© Tally Tripp is a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Trauma Therapist providing quality, innovative psychotherapy services since 1984.

 

 

 

EMDR

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed by Francine Shapiro about 25 years ago. Originally conceived as a way to reprocess trauma for PTSD,  it's focus is to support Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) of traumatic memories and events. It is considered a gold standard for trauma treatment. The rationale behind bilateral stimulation and EMDR is that the brain  holds negative self-beliefs in the neural memory networks that came from earlier traumatic  events, and that these negative beliefs from the past interfere in healthy living in the present. EMDR is a structured approach that can produce rapid results  that appear to "re-wire" the brain by transforming negative beliefs into more positive or neutral ones. I am certified in EMDR and active in an EMDR consultation group.