Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR, also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapy method clinically proven to be highly effective for trauma recovery. I have Advanced EMDR training and I offer this highly useful therapy to my patients for trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, stress, for dealing with chronic physical pain, and for self growth.
When a traumatic event occurs, memories get frozen in our nervous system and stored in the brain. Traumatized individuals get triggered by old memories, sensations, feelings, and thoughts, and react in ways that cause problems in their lives. EMDR can help.
EMDR targets the trauma memories stored in the primitive part of our brain which are not accessible to our adult thinking. When the old experiences are linked up to current and better experiences during therapy--memory, perception, thinking, and feeling can be transformed. We literally can process and think about old trauma from a calm and wise adult perspective. Even when trauma is not specifically remembered, but is felt or sensed as a disturbance, EMDR is very effective.
I offer traditional EMDR eye movements, as well as alternative brain stimulation. For those who have difficulty with eye movement, I also utilize a device that has alternating hand pulses and sound. My patients have reported this mode of EMDR as often more effective than traditional eye movement. EMDR in conjunction with psychotherapy can offer rapid and gentle effective healing.
Dr. Wambach recommends the following book, which may be conveniently purchased online at Amazon.com or at San Jose and San Francisco area book stores:
EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients
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Michelle Wambach, Psy.D.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
4020 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 206
San Jose, California 95117