After experiencing EMDR (and its derivative Brainspotting), and also seeing it work in the lives of my clients, I finally added EMDR training to my toolbag in 2013 and Brainspotting in 2016. EMDR is the most widely and clinically researched therapeutic method for trauma. (Read extensively about it on the International websitewww.EMDRia.org) It is clinically demonstrated to be effective and quick- delivering healing and growth in rapid time periods. Besides this, here are some reasons I personally love brain-informed techniques and use them whenever clients are in need and willing.
Is EMDR for everyone? No, there are some who either don't prefer it or have other conditions that make it less effective for them. But it is generally well used again and again. It is hard psychological work, but it provides such rapid growth and improvement, almost everyone wants to do it the very next appointment.
But what is EMDR or Brainspotting like? I'm glad you asked. See my videos below.
Krysta Dancy-Cabeal, MA, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist