EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
This technique was introduced to Inner Light Counseling and Holistic Center in l99l. After being trained in the process herself, the director felt it was a powerful technique and subsequently most of the therapists on staff have been trained in EMDR.
This technique works great with:
- Trauma of any kind
- Equestrian related issues (fear of riding/falling/jumping)
EMDR uses bi-lateral stimulation to open up the Central Nervous System where thoughts, memories and feelings may be stored. Through this bi-lateral stimulation (tactile, auditory, and visual), the client is able to access unconscious thoughts, feelings and memories associated with the presenting issue that is causing the pain or difficulty in their life. They are then able to release them and thus change them into more positive and life enhancing beliefs, thoughts and feelings.