Trauma Therapy

EMDR

What is EMDR?
What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach used to target disturbing and painful memories. EMDR is know for its great results treating trauma but it has also been proven to help with other conditions. "To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress"
 

 EMDR is Effective for...
How does EMDR work?

No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.
 

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.

* Post Traumatic Stress

*Panic Attacks

* Complicated Grief

* Stress Reduction

*Fear of Flying 

* Addictions

* Disturbing Memories

* Sexual and/or Physical abuse 

*Performance Anxiety 

 EMDR Technology

I was trained by Dr. Dansiger, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist. 

Natalia Boucher Psychotherapy

1452 26th Street. Suite 103. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Natalia Boucher, LMFT #99323