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EMDR Therapy Moose Jaw, SK


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective trauma treatment that was discovered by a Psychologist named Francine Shapiro in 1987. EMDR is unique in its use of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to activate the brain’s information processing system. This helps the brain process traumatic events and decrease emotional distress.

When an upsetting or traumatic event is experienced, the brain has difficulty processing and making sense of it. This upsetting experience becomes “stuck” and the person may continue to feel as if they are re-experiencing this event even when the event is not occurring. This can impact one’s view of the world and themselves, and the way they relate to others. EMDR is intended to help the brain reprocess the events and the negative beliefs that are attached to them. Get relief from intrusive thoughts and memories. Replace old, distorted thinking with new and healthy ways of viewing the world and yourself. 

This therapy is delivered by a trained therapist using detailed protocols and procedures to help clients activate their natural healing processes. EMDR is delivered in 8 phases including history taking, client preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and reevaluation of treatment effect. EMDR can be used as a standalone therapy or part of an integrated treatment plan

*This therapy is currently only available for adults.

"The speed at which change occurs during EMDR contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing." 


- Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

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