In the clinical practice guideline of PTSD, the American Psychiatry Association (APA) affirms the efficacy of EMDR in the treatment of acute stress and crises.
Why try EMDR?
EMDR has benefits for everyone. Here are 10 reasons to try or recommend EMDR:
- Improve overall health
EMDR alleviates PTSD related stress. Research shows a significant link between reducing stress and your physical health.
- Resolve issues at any age
EMDR is used effectively for children, teenagers and adults.
- Overcome persistant blocks
EMDR can relieve symptoms that talk and cognitive therapies cannot address efficiently.
- Relieve chronic symptoms
EMDR therapy is cost effective as it addresses the root cause of chronic symptoms.
- Think and feel better
EMDR effectively neutralizes negative thoughts and feelings while strengthening positive ones.
- Reduce physical symptoms
EMDR calms flashbacks and other disruptive physiological (body) reactivity.
- Increase achievement
EMDR is helpful in removing blocks to peak performance at work or at home.
- Break free from old patterns
EMDR enhances your quality of life by unblocking negativity from the past distorting your present and future.
- Build resilience
EMDR can increase your ability to tolerate negative experiences and help you recover more quickly when they do occur.
- Reclaim personal power
EMDR is supported by your body's natural healing process and allows your mind to define the meaning of your experience.