EMDR has been originally designed to help address traumatic memories.
However, EMDR can be useful when working with disturbance, anxiety (past, present, future events), phobias, ego strengthening, and performance concerns.
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, therapists help clients activate their natural healing processes.
EMDR is a highly useful tool for any professional hypnotherapist.