Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, also known as EMDR, 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, 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.
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We are excited to announce that a first-of-its-kind academic research confirms that online EMDR therapy using remotEMDR is safe, effective, efficient, and relevant.
The study has just been published in Frontiers in Psychology, one of the world's top in its field.
The research team led by Dr. Derek Farrell collaborated with the Universities of Worcester, Northumbria, Ulster, and Massachusetts. Dr. Farrell is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Worcester (UK), the President of the EMDR UK & Ireland Board, President of Trauma Aid Europe, Co-Vice President of EMDR Europe Board, and Chair of the EMDR Europe Practice Committee.
The study's results are promising. To quote its summary: "the research results suggest VB2Tr EMDR therapy to be an effective, fit-for-purpose, safe-to-use trauma treatment intervention. Additionally, the results highlight its clinical relevance and applicability as a trauma intervention. Furthermore, the remotEMDR software provided a highly effective platform for delivering EMDR therapy as a VCP."
This study is the first of a series of studies planned to be conducted and published in the near future.
For the full article, click here.
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Dr. Michelle Wambach, Psy.D.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
California License MFC 41571
Oregon License OBLPCT T2088
4020 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 206
San Jose, California 95117