Updated: Jul 5
Hi, I'm Kelly O’Horo, founder of Infinite Healing and Wellness, an EMDR therapy Center for excellence, and I'm here to tell you a little bit today about what EMDR is. EMDR therapy is a robust, all-encompassing treatment. It's an entire psychotherapy. It's not just a tool. It can be used to treat a multitude of presenting issues, and is evidence based. There's a lot of research to back its efficacy.
A lot of people don't know that about EMDR therapy. They are under the impression that it's a tool that is for primarily for PTSD. They believe it's super obvious with things like veterans and bombs, but what people don't understand is that it can be used for just simply presenting anxiety based in perhaps a childhood where there was uncertainty and there was perhaps a parent with erratic behavior. Or perhaps there was something where a person had to move a lot, so there wasn’t a lot of structure and consistency.
EMDR therapy is really effective for just a variety of different things. We can use it to decrease symptoms for depression anxiety, hyper vigilance, flashbacks, you name it. We can treat it and we can even use the full encompassing psychotherapy with developmental trauma and implicit trauma so we can even target things that are not held in explicit memory. So, if a client comes in and they go, “I don't know why I'm acting the way I'm acting or having presenting issues that I do.” We can reverse engineer via the protocols and find the origin of the originating events or the series of events that created the Symptomology in our clients.
If you want to know more about EMDR therapy, feel free to watch the videos on our website, www.infinitehealingandwellness.com. You can find videos on a variety of other websites, and you can read more about it as well at emdria.org, so feel free to take a look and see what you can find out, and hopefully that gives you the green light to look into doing your own EMDR therapy.