To make this easier for those who have not yet been through a session of EMDR Therapy, let me first explain what typically happens during a session.
Using your eyes you follow a moving light, or in the case of having an outdated therapist or therapy model, you follow their finger back and forth. You do this while mentally focusing on different aspects of your problem and it then changes the way that your brain responds to those problems.
In addition to using your eyes (visual stimulation) EMDR sessions may also feature audio tones or even little hand-held buzzers which vibrate to repeatedly stimulate the left and ride sides (hemispheres) of your brain.
These sessions last anywhere from as little as 15 minutes for an at-home online session like those offered by The Virtual EMDR Eye Movement Therapy Program and the EMDR for Addiction Program, to more than an hour with some in-person therapists.
BEFORE AND AFTER BRAIN SCAN IMAGES SHOW THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EMDR THERAPY
For the first time in history, scientists have access to imaging technologies that can peer into the functioning of the human brain on the tiniest of levels.
With advanced new scanning techniques such as SPECT imaging scans and the fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) we have a newer and deeper understanding of our internal computer than we once ever thought possible.
And it is these types of technology that are giving us a direct look at how EMDR Therapy changes the human brain and can make it work more efficiently.
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.