FIRST- WHAT EXACTLY IS EMDR THERAPY?
Before we get to the list, let’s take a quick look at exactly what EMDR Eye Movement Therapy is.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It’s a type of therapy that uses eye movements and sometimes audio tones, or even little hand-held buzzers to repeatedly stimulate the left and ride sides (hemispheres) of your brain.
EMDR Therapy started back in the late 1980s, and quickly became a go-to treatment approach for healing military veterans who were struggling with combat-related trauma and PTSD.
EMDR was so successful in treating these soldiers, that therapists started experimenting with using it to treat things like depression, addictions, fears and phobias, grief and loss, and emotional problems. It turns out that EMDR worked great on these problems as well.
Since then, EMDR exploded in popularity. You can now find EMDR therapists practicing in nearly every country in the world.
These days there even are some EMDR programs and videos available on the internet, but ultimately most of them consist of little more than a dot moving back and forth on your computer screen or some beeping audio tones that you have no direct control over. No instructions at all. Totally useless.
"An online EMDR software program without specific step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the EMDR session process is kind of like a car with no steering wheel. Sure it will drive for at least a bit, but you’ll have absolutely no control over where you’re going with it."
If you do decide to try out EMDR at home, you need to choose a complete program that teaches you the EMDR process step-by-step. Good examples would be the Virtual EMDR Program or for treating addiction issues, the EMDR for Addiction Program.
Now on to the list.
Now on to the list.
ABOUT EMDR FOR ADDICTION
EMDR for Addiction is a complete, at-home, EMDR therapy program which has been specifically designed for individual use without the assistance of a therapist. Our easy to understand program teaches you step-by-step through the EMDR treatment process.
EMDR for Addiction features the same type of EMDR technology being successfully used by therapists and addiction rehab centers world-wide.