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What does the acronym EMDR mean?

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

How is EMDR using in therapy?
EMDR therapy is both a therapeutic tool and trauma treatment that helps you address the challenges of your past, your present, and your future. Its effectiveness has been shown in many clinical studies and is the therapy  of choice for traumatic memories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR is effective with adults, youth, and children. The therapists at Healthy Families of Albuquerque bring a wealth of wisdom and training to their skillful use of this powerful therapeutic tool.

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EMDR Therapists Albuquerque
EMDR therapy is an accepted treatment for PTSD by the American Psychological Association (APA), Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) and The International Society of Traumatic Stress (STSS). 

At Healthy Families of Albuquerque, we offer EMDR therapy to help our clients prevail over their difficult life encounters, experiences, and traumatic events. Our agency has 15 certified EMDR therapists on staff. We are the top Albuquerque counseling center for EMDR therapy.   
When you’re prepared and desire start healing, Healthy Families of Albuquerque is ready to help. To find out more about our agency, and professionally trained EMDR therapists, call us today at 505-842-9911. We are ready to assist you to work towards a better life through healing, good decisions, and a clearer picture through EMDR therapy.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing memories.
It uses an approachable, structured method for clients struggling with their past experiences can overcome them effectively without having any additional stress added onto what they're already going through emotionally or mentally.

The EMDR approach is a highly effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Clinical trials have shown it can relieve symptoms of this condition, which are believed to be caused by exposure during traumatic events like rape or military combat. The method's efficacy has not yet been established in treating other types of psychological issues, but some clinicians may use its methods on their patients with problems stemming from distressing life experiences.

Our Approach
EMDR is an effective treatment for trauma and chronic pain because it uses a structured eight-phase approach, addressing past/present/future aspects of the stored dysfunctional memory. 
During processing phases in EMDR therapy clients attend to memories in multiples of 15 – 30 second sets while simultaneously focusing on two different types of attention stimulus (e g., therapist directed lateral eye movement, alternate hand tapping, or bilateral auditory tones).

The process of alternating dual attention and personal association is repeated many times during the session. This helps patients associate what they've just said with any new information that may have come to mind, thus creating a more complete story for treatment purposes. 

After each session, you can expect something different happen - maybe some old memories will surface unexpectedly while others get discounted because their relevance seem less certain than before.

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