EMDR is a process of bilateral brain stimulation. It is hypothesized that trauma is a right brain experience and that normal brain processing is truncated when the amygdala, a part of the brain that is stimulated during acute stress, sends information in the form of neurochemicals and hormones through the endocrine system.
The mind and body enters into a state known as fight or flight. Because we often cannot fight or flee, the data is held in the brain as a "living memory", it is an imprint of neurons and dendrites that are triggered by a current event.
EMDR assists the brain in continuing the previously truncated neurological processing. When processing is complete, old memories, although your memory will be intact, do not initiate the stress response.
Resolves the fight response to trauma
Builds positive outcomes
Heals at profoundly deep levels
Removes resistance to positive change
Moves people forward in their lives
Dr. Ruth Molin is a Level II EMDR practitioner.
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