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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a tool that many of the therapists at Peace of Mind Wellness utilize to treat difficult or traumatic memories in a way that is no longer distressing to you. Recognized by the World Health Organization as a valid, practical approach in trauma therapy, Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) ease the processing of difficult or painful memories. EMDR works by helping you by keep one foot in the present, and one foot in the past.

We know, it sounds crazy and made up; however, EMDR is an empirically based treatment method that can be highly effective in treating trauma and other related conditions. We still do not fully understand how or why EMDR works, but it is thought to mimic REM sleep by working both sides of the brain (logical and emotional). This can assist with processing by bringing in some of the more adaptive or resilient parts/memories of the brain.

How Can Peace Of Mind Wellness Help?

The mental health counselors at Peace of Mind Wellness use EMDR therapy, when appropriate, to treat patients from Oconomowoc, Watertown, Dousman, Hartland, Waukesha and nearby Wisconsin communities. Though seemingly simple in approach, EMDR can yield significant results. Every client treatment plan at Peace of Mind Wellness is individualized. Yours might or might not involve EMDR. Regardless, we will always utilize the most effective means to lighten your emotional weight, and help you see a light of hope. Please speak with your therapist if you feel EMDR could be beneficial for you. EMDR can be helping in treating the following conditions:

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