Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in PA for Trauma & Addiction
What is EMDR?
EMDR uses elements of prolonged exposure therapy, having an individual repetitively immerse themselves into their memories, using their sensory experience to recall important details, connecting to the emotion of the traumatic event, identifying body sensations that occur, and negative beliefs about themselves related to the traumatic event.
How does EMDR work?
This occurs with simultaneous “tapping” or Bilateral Stimulation to replicate REM sleep. This seems to unlock the trauma, stored primarily on the right hemisphere of the brain and connects the neural networks with the language centers on the left hemisphere of the brain. The individual will repeat this until there is little to no “body charge” from recalling the traumatic event. The last part is to install positive cognitions about insight, self-awareness, Post-traumatic growth related to surviving the trauma while simultaneously “tapping” bilaterally on the body.
Who would benefit from EMDR?
This type of therapy is evidence-based and approved by the VA for combat related trauma, but anyone who has experienced trauma or toxic stress could benefit from EMDR.
Does my insurance cover EMDR?
Yes it does. Most insurance companies will allow you to receive EMDR as a therapeutic modality for your PTSD & addiction issues.
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EMDR in PA is life changing therapy.