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Gestalttherapeutin        EMDR        Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie

“The body remembers everything.”
Willhelm Reich
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  EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

This psychotherapy treatment was developed by the American Dr. Francine Shapiro over 15 years ago and integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies including psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

Painful experiences leave traces not only in our body and soul but are also stored by our brain as pictures, thoughts, sounds, smells, feelings, body sensations and beliefs - in other words in our memory network and nervous system.

EMDR facilitates accessing these stored memories and provides an effective method to process and reformulate negative beliefs and experiences as well as reducing or eliminating the emotional reaction attached to the traumatic memory. Therapist directed lateral eye movements, hand-tapping or audio stimulation are the most commonly used external stimulus. This stimulation provides an opening to the memory network that stores the traumatic memory or events responsible for dis-ease and problems. Once accessed, this information can be processed and new associations and understanding can take place with effective desensitisation of the external and internal triggers.

Recent research has proven EMDR effective in the treatment of acute and chronic trauma symptoms, indefinable fear and panic reactions as well as fears related to performance, travel, or animals. Guilt, shame, self-esteem, and addiction issues are also some of the many areas that EMDR has been successfully applied.

The method can significantly reduce the amount of time required for therapy.
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