Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Animation to Explain EMDR Therapy to Children
What is EMDR?
Evidence-based; Exposure Therapy; Somatic Therapy; Suitable for children ages 4-18 experiencing PTSD; extensive training; expensive
EMDR is a specialized procedure for resolving trauma or loss memories. Briefly, it involves having the client concentrate on the worst moment of the memory while visually following the therapist’s moving fingers; this is repeated with different aspects of the memory until no further distress remains. EMDR is now one of the most well-researched psychotherapy treatments for trauma and (in a recent meta-analysis) has been found to be the most efficient of the well-established trauma treatments.