Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR)
EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. The initial focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions. With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach (Phase 1: History and treatment planning; Phase 2: Preparation; Phase 3: Assessment; Phases 4-7: Treatment; Phase 8: Evaluation).
Some may prefer the EMDR treatment to prescription medications, which can have unexpected side effects. Others may find that EMDR therapy strengthens the effectiveness of their medications.