(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – Attachment Focused)
EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It does not rely only on talk therapy or medications, and can assist in rapid healing from disturbing life experiences. It is designed to access and process traumatic memories and bring them to an adaptive resolution in which distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During the treatment, the client will asked to focus on certain aspects of a target memory while also simultaneously focusing on external stimulus (bilateral stimulation).
Attachment Focused EMDR emphasizes a reparative therapeutic relationship using a combination of: talk therapy, EMDR, and Resource Tapping (Parnell, 2008).
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