What is EMDR?
In trauma specifically, our brains can “think” that the trauma is happening now, or reoccurring now with related or unrelated triggers that we encounter in our daily life. EMDR allows the brain to correct the painful memories associated with the trauma to lose the heightened response. You do not forget, or lose any part of the memory. What you do lose is the heightened sense of emotion and bodily reactions that take place in you. EMDR has been proven effective for reducing and eliminating the symptoms of PTSD. There have been over 24 randomized studies that prove the success of EMDR in the populations stated above. EMDR can be applied in online therapy session using video and in-person.
Palm and Cedar uses the SAFE approach with EMDR. S.A.F.E stands for Somatic Attachment Focused EMDR) This is the best theory and technique for keeping clients safe through their trauma recovery journey.
It is also approved for EMDRIA.