Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR)
Resources. Re-process. Re-integration
If you are one of the estimated 5.2 million Americans who suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may be a great candidate for EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories. The theory behind EMDR is that many psychological difficulties are the result of distressing life experiences which have not been stored in the memory properly and are said to be unprocessed or blocked. EMDR therapy incorporates eye movements or other bilateral stimulation into a comprehensive approach that processes and releases information trapped in the mind and body, freeing people from disturbing images and body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs. This revolutionary therapy has helped millions of clients of all ages recover from such traumas as war, accidents, assaults, disasters, and childhood abuse. EMDR has been extensively researched as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is considered to be an evidence-based therapy.
Attachment Focused- EMDR (AF-EMDR) extends the use and benefits of EMDR for use with clients with relational and attachment or developmental trauma. These may include the effects of childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, parental drug or alcohol abuse, caregiver misattunement or secondary trauma.
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