Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
1 hour 30 minutes
This life changing, non-invasive treatment is designed for healing symptoms associated with chronic stress, emotional pain, PTSD, psychological trauma resulting from chronic illness or physical trauma resulting from an accident or event. EMDR allows the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences or events that can bring about the resolution, reduction or elimination of symptoms. Through EMDR therapy, new associations are forged surrounding the traumatic memory creating new adaptive insights to that memory. For example, if the body receives a cut, the body works to repair the wound. If that wound is repeatedly injured as it is trying to repair, it will fester and cause pain. Once the block to healing is removed, healing resumes and the pain is eliminated. EMDR therapy demonstrates a similar process with mental and emotional wounds. The brain’s processing system always attempts to move towards optimal mental health. If the system is blocked or continuously impacted by a repeated triggering mental or emotional event, the emotional wound festers causing pain. Once the block or repeating emotional trigger is removed, healing resumes and the pain is alleviated. Using custom protocols and procedures, Dr. Sammis can help activate your brain’s natural healing process and restore optimal mental and emotional health!