What Is EMDR?
When a painful or traumatic experience happens to a child or teen, the memory of the experience sometimes remains in the body and mind. Over time, the occurrence may manifest anew in disturbing and invasive ways.
EMDR is a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy procedure. The therapist guides your teen in concentrating on a troubling memory or emotion while moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following the therapist’s fingers). Studies have found that this rapid eye movement, which occurs naturally during dreaming, seems to help individuals through the healing process.
EMDR For Teens
EMDR is effective and well supported by research evidence for treating children and teens with symptoms accompanying posttraumatic stress (PTSD), attachement issues, dissociation, and self-regulation. It has also been effective in treating symptoms related to guilt, anger, depression, and anxiety, and can be used to boost emotional resources such as self-love and self-esteem.
During the past five years, the World Health Organization and the California Evidence Based-Clearinghouse for Child Welfare recommended EMDR therapy as one of only two psychotherapies for children, adolescents, and adults with PTSD. Of the two modalities, research describes EMDR as “significantly more efficient.”
We Can Help
At SCINSU, we have an effective and proven approach to creating positive change and growth. Our patented, 5-step program is unlike any other and is individualized for each and every student. Our team is committed and passionate about providing specialized therapy and teaching important principles and skills that lead to renewed passion, purpose, and fulfillment.