EMDR is one of the most well-researched mental health treatments, with hundreds of peer-reviewed studies conducted.
The research consistently demonstrates that EMDR is More effective, Faster-acting and Longer-lasting than other forms of treatment, including pills, drugs, talk therapy and holistic treatment:
* 7 in 10 studies of randomized controlled trials reported EMDR to be more rapid and more effective than trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
* Over 80% of PTSD patients suffering from single-incident trauma no longer had symptoms after only 3 EMDR sessions. Similarly, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD after just 12 sessions
* 50% of Depression patients treated with EMDR experienced full remission after just 4 to 12 sessions, compared to 25% of those who received other treatment
Today, EMDR is recommended and recognized by many international health authorities, including World Health Organization (WHO), US Veterans Affairs (VA), Dept of Defense, UK Dept of Health.
Unlike traditional treatments which address only the symptoms, EMDR direct attacks the root cause of your emotional pain, eliminating the problem at its source.
When traumatic events happen, your brain can’t process the memories normally. These unprocessed thoughts become associated with pain, anger, fear and emotional distress.
Unfortunately, as long as the emotional association is not broken, you will continue to experience the same distress over and over.
EMDR guides you step-by-step in accessing and processing these memories, breaking once and for all the chains of pain.
“I was terrified of having my blood drawn, avoiding needed medical care. I was able to reduce my phobia with help from AnnMarie and EMDR.”
“My childhood trauma still happened, but it doesn’t rule me anymore.”
“I thought I would always have nightmares and bad thoughts forever. Now I don’t.”
“I was shaking so badly even being in my garage, I never thought I could drive again. Therapy helped so much. I would recommend EMDR for anyone who was traumatized in a car accident.”