EMDR Therapy and OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders can take an emotional toll on those who cope with and manage the symptoms on a day to day basis. In addition, OCD presents…

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EMDRIA Supports the TREAT Act

We’ve signed EMDRIA’s name onto a letter urging the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to consider the Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act (S.4421),…

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EMDR Therapy Helps Firefighters

Wildfire season has hit many on the west coast especially hard this year. Firefighters are on the front lines in these areas exposing themselves to stressors like smoke inhalation, extreme…

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EMDRIA Conference 2020 Changing Lives

EMDRIA Virtual Conference 2020

The first-ever Virtual EMDRIA Conference 2020 was a success! Thanks to all who participated. We had more than 1,800 attendees representing 36 countries who registered which was the largest conference…

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EMDR in the Arts

“IRISIRIS is a set of looping online videos that corresponds to the eight phases of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. EMDR focuses on reprogramming the brain’s response to…

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What the Heck is EMDR Therapy?

“… in EMDR, the culprit fueling mental health issues is unprocessed, inadequately digested memories storied in the brain and body.” Linder, J. N. (2020, July 19). What the heck is…

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How EMDR Therapists are Adapting EMDR Trauma Therapy During COVID-19

“COVID-19 has moved most therapy online, and for those who were in the middle of EMDR therapy, therapists face a major challenge on how to continue delivering EMDR to clients remotely.…

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Curious if EMDR is an Effective Form of Therapy?

“Trauma doesn’t always look the same. Whether it’s a failed relationship, an unspeakable act of violence or a devastating natural disaster, traumas differ in their severity, as well as their…

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Better Ways to Treat OCD

“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a newer form of psychotherapy that releases psychological stress and is largely used for PTSD and trauma.  Although scientists currently are unable…

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EMDR as Survivor PTSD Treatment

“EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. What it looked like in my case was holding a buzzer in each hand, their alternating vibrations ping-ponging between my palms as…

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How ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Got That EMDR Therapy Episode So Right

Interview with Grey’s Anatomy producer Elisabeth Finch about the show’s episode featuring EMDR therapy. Gold, J. A. (2019, Nov 6). How ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ got that EMDR therapy episode so right.…

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How EMDR Therapy Opens a Window to the Brain

“Rather than rely on the deliberate manipulation of beliefs and behaviors as occurs in cognitive behavior therapy, or the use of the relationship as in psychodynamic therapies, EMDR therapy identifies…

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