EMDR Therapy and Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts as a therapy modality uses the creativity of the client via art, music, writing, dance, symbolism, or drama to help heal and make new meanings from difficult experiences.…

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EMDR Therapy with LGBTQ Populations

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the wonderfully diverse ways we as humans can express ourselves, our sexuality, our gender, and our love for others. It is also a…

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EMDR Therapy and Pregnancy

May is home to Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week, Maternal Mental Health Month, and Mental Health Month – a time to remember the importance of physical and mental health,…

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EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Although EMDR therapy is most widely known as a PTSD trauma treatment, using EMDR therapy to treat people struggling with…

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Addictions

Top Ten Tips for EMDR Therapists in Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Facilities

By David Franks, MS, LAC, LPCC, NCC, EMDR-T Determine Appropriateness of the Use of EMDR Reprocessing Phases Having a good assessment process is vital in understanding the needs of patients.…

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How EMDR Therapists Can Help Clients Manage War Anxiety

The war in Ukraine has left us deeply concerned and full of uncertainty about the adverse impact on the mental health of individuals, families, and communities worldwide. It is a…

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Olympic Speed Skater Used EMDR Therapy to Help with Tension and Insomnia

Jorrit Bergsma, a Netherlands ice speed skater, and marathon skater is a three-time Olympic medal winner is currently competing in his second Winter Olympics this month. He used EMDR therapy…

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EMDR Therapy and Dissociation

Dissociation is a disconnection between a person’s thoughts, sensory experience, memory, and/or sense of identity. On a mild level, dissociation is a common experience that many people recognize as wanting…

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10 Trauma-Informed Ways to Ease Stress

It is Stress Awareness Day! And what a loaded topic. Many of us know what stress feels like and most of us wish we had less of it. Stress responses…

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EMDR Therapy and Suicide

It is Suicide Prevention Week, a time to focus on being supportive to those struggling to make sense of life. Suicide’s devastating effects make it difficult to talk about, but…

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EMDR Therapy and Addictions: An Evolving Landscape

The use of EMDR therapy with people struggling with addictions is an evolving landscape. Addictions to substances and compulsive behaviors often begin as a way to cope with underlying pain…

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Florida Condo Collapse Survivors Seek EMDR Therapists

As the dust settles, Florida condo collapse Surfside survivors and family members are seeking EMDR therapists to help their trauma symptoms from grief, survivor guilt to PTSD. Search for EMDRIA…

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