From a client after an EMDR session:
“Amy, Thank you so much for the session yesterday…I have never experienced so much healing and clarity before. It is amazing and I praise God for you and the gift he has given you. I see things more clearly now and am starting to let go of the anger. You give me great hope…Amazing. Thank you again – and blessings to you.”
A Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDR is a powerful and effective tool Dr. Fuller utilizes in her practice. The following questions and answers provide a brief explanation of this breakthrough therapy.
EMDR is a revolutionary therapy that has helped millions let go of painful experiences, memories, or beliefs. By utilizing the brain’s natural healing processes, EMDR therapy quickly heals many emotional problems and conditions which have been difficult and time consuming to treat in the past.
EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing, a therapy discovered and patented by Francine Shapiro in 1989. While walking through the park, Dr. Shapiro noted a healing effect from moving her eyes back and forth while simultaneously recalling a disturbing event. Since that time, over 50,000 therapists have trained in this highly effective treatment and it has become the chosen treatment for persons suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
EMDR has been utilized primarily in the treatment of trauma experiences such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, victims of crime, natural disasters, and severe loss or grief or war veterans. Positive results have also been observed with panic and anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, chemical dependency, peak performance and chronic pain. Extensive research has shown EMDR as the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). In addition, EMDR can result in increased self-esteem, decreased feelings of depression, and a renewed spirituality. By interacting with one’s interpretation of previous experience in life, EMDR has the ability to alter personality and personality disorders. EMDR has been utilized all over the world and proven effective with adults, children, and adolescents.
To read more about EMDR see EMDR Explained by Dr. Fuller.