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EMDR and ART

EMDR and ART use Eye Movement or other forms of bilateral stimulation to treat trauma. Both are research based and effective. 

EMDR

"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing"

Extensive research indicates that EMDR therapy can yield significant therapeutic benefits in a fraction of the time typically required by traditional psychotherapy methods

EMDR therapy operates on the principle that the brain's information processing system naturally gravitates towards mental well-being. Disturbing events can disrupt this process, leading to emotional suffering. By using specific EMDR protocols and techniques, therapists assist clients in activating their own natural healing process.

Girl in Therapy
Therapy Session

ART

"Accelerated Resolution Therapy"

During an ART session, the therapist guides the client through a sequence of eye movements while they revisit a traumatic memory. This process aims to facilitate the brain's processing and integration of the trauma in a healthier manner, thereby reducing distressing symptoms.

In addition to eye movements, ART incorporates various techniques such as guided imagery, relaxation methods, and cognitive restructuring exercises. These strategies aid clients in addressing and overcoming negative beliefs and emotions linked to traumatic experiences.

Ultimately, ART aims to equip clients with new coping skills and foster a more positive perspective on life, resulting in enhanced mental well-being and overall quality of life.

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