Virtual EMDR - Heal Your Brain with Virtual Eye Movement Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is endorsed by the World Health Organization, American Psychiatric Association, US Veterans Administration, US Department of Health, and helps First Responders begin the healing process. Virtual EMDR is:
- Web-based, unlimited access subscription
- Allows privately conducted sessions anywhere or time
- 24/7/365 access to heal the mind on your schedule, unrestricted use
The Brain Can Heal Itself
When you cut yourself, the cells in your body immediately begin the healing process. Similarly, the brain has the same ability to heal itself when you experience emotional trauma. When the brain is functioning normally, it processes, or "digests" memories and emotions experienced in daily life typically during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep phase at night. As a result, we can often think of memories with relatively little range of emotion, as these are properly digested during sleep.
Trauma Causes the Brain to Retreat
When the brain experiences mental or physical trauma, such as witnessing a death, crime, or abuse, or accumulates multiple traumatic events, it shuts down and retreats to the primitive brain. This innate and automatic self-preserving behavior ensures short-term survival. In this state, the brain does not process these memories normally. When the memories are triggered by innocent reminders from daily life of similar images, sounds, or smells, the high emotions associated with them are experienced again in full intensity. Each time, it can feel like the trauma is being re-lived on an endless repeat cycle.
In this situation, the body begins to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The good news is, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is available to aid the mind's existing healing process to combat PTSD and other mental health conditions brought on by traumatic experiences. The individual is then able to recall the memory but view it as though "watching a movie," separating the events from any emotional association.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy which supports healing from the negative mental health symptoms triggered by traumatic experiences. Previously, it could take years of traditional psychotherapy to make a difference, but EMDR helped to speed up the healing process. Studies show that EMDR can help the mind heal itself from emotional trauma by removing the block, which has been stopping progress. EMDR is recognized as an effective treatment for PTSD.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed in the 1980s to stimulate Eye Movement while awake to engage the brain's processing ability.
How EMDR Works
- Connect with and make an appointment with a therapist or clinician trained in EMDR
- At the clinician's office, the individual recalls the traumatic memory and holds it at the forefront of their brain; then the clinician uses the Eye Movement techniques to stimulate a REM-like state to enable processing of the memory
- Through repeated sessions, the process reduces the emotional distress associated with the memory, and many times eliminates the memory
- Extensive studies of EMDR have been for sufferers of PTSD and trauma, and the process also mitigates depression, anxiety, addictions, grief, and other "mood" disorders
Healing Trauma with the Newest Technology in Eye Movement Therapy - Virtual EMDR
Virtual EMDR - a web-based, self-directed, brain healing technique
- Virtual EMDR allows the First Responder, in the security and confidentiality of their environment, to treat the trauma, heal the brain and, often digest severe traumas and continue to work
- With Virtual EMDR, there are NO appointments, NO travel to a clinician, NO detailed discussions with a therapist, NO homework typically used in other therapies
Benefits of Virtual EMDR
- Used for both short and long-term trauma, not just PTSD
- Sessions are self-directed, on-demand, unlimited, web-based subscription with the newest technology, including consistent eye movement with audio signals
- The user feels safe, as they choose the place and time for the session
- All sessions are 100% confidential
- The user is in control of each session, allowing their motivation, and emotional process to guide therapy results
- The net effect is the user finishes each session feeling empowered by the experiences which affected them
- The user's thoughts, feelings, and behavior are changed, which demonstrates robust indicators of emotional healing and resolution
- There are no appointments, travel to a clinician, detailed discussions with a therapist, or homework typically used in other therapies
- Considerable savings in cost, as most therapists charge several hundred dollars for each therapy session
- Each session can help prevent a build-up of trauma and consequently trigger PTSD
Recognized as effective treatment for Mental Health disorders by: