EMDR Therapy in France
EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been successful in helping millions of individuals heal from trauma. It also serves as a popular treatment for anxiety and depression, among other disorders.
The effectiveness of EMDR therapy has been recognized by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and French High Authority for Health (HAS). It has become widely accepted as a successful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder across different countries, according to “evidence-based medicine”.
According to EMDR theory, memories from traumatic experiences are stored in long-term memory but may resurface unintentionally when someone attempts to focus on them. These memories can cause distress or anxiety for those experiencing them – this condition being known as dysfunctional memories.
EMDR therapy involves having the client focus on a traumatic experience by following their therapist’s finger back and forth with their eyes while thinking about it. By activating memory, practitioners have observed that pain and other feelings associated with the trauma are reduced or completely gone.
It is essential to know that EMDR can be used for any type of trauma, from major events to chronic, smaller events. However, its rapid and powerful effects on mind, body and spirit make it especially recommended for PTSD patients.
In addition to treating the effects of PTSD, EMDR therapy can also be useful for treating painful or poorly integrated memories in cases of trauma grief, chronic stress and other issues. This is because EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy that integrates elements from different therapeutic approaches.
The EMDR process consists of three stages: history taking, preparation and psychotherapy. During the latter stage, patients are provided with a safe place to visualize a positive image of themselves.
This phase is critical for the successful completion of the EMDR process. It should be overseen by an accredited EMDR Europe consultant to guarantee treatment fidelity.
Many EMDR associations and centers throughout the country provide specialized training in this technique. Topics covered include reprocessing, desensitization, cognitive behavioral therapy and self-esteem work.
EMDR has also been successfully used to treat phobias, sexual troubles and anxiety disorders. A randomized control trial has demonstrated its efficacy and efficiency in treating these issues.
Counselors in Africa have long used EMDR to treat clients suffering from trauma, particularly in areas of social and economic hardship. This treatment approach often included stabilization and crisis intervention work as well.
Counselors in Kenya provide support to people who have been displaced, victims of gender-based violence, tribal clashes and other conflicts; as well as children exposed to war and violence. Furthermore, they assist those whose lives have been negatively impacted by HIV/AIDS, road accidents, spinal injuries and natural disasters like floods or fires.