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EMDR Therapy in Los Angeles

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy in Southern California

EMDR, which stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is an innovative psychotherapy approach designed to address traumatic memories and distressing life experiences. This highly effective method has gained recognition for its ability to guide individuals on their journey to recovery.

At New Spirit Recovery, our team has extensive experience in providing EMDR therapy. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing and empathetic atmosphere that fosters profound healing. With unwavering belief in the inherent potential of every individual we serve, we are committed to delivering exceptional care of the highest quality.

As part of our comprehensive range of therapeutic modalities, we offer EMDR therapy as part of our comprehensive recovery program.

If you're interested in learning more about EMDR therapy with New Spirit Recovery and how it can support your recovery journey, call (424) 317-9319 today.

Who Is EMDR Therapy Best For?

EMDR therapy is best suited for individuals who have experienced traumatic events or distressing life experiences and are seeking a therapy approach that can assist in processing these memories. This includes those who have experienced physical or emotional abuse, severe accidents, or military combat, among other traumatic experiences. 

EMDR therapy is especially beneficial for individuals who have turned to substance abuse as a means of coping with their unresolved trauma. By addressing the root cause of addiction, EMDR can help break the cycle of dependency and stimulate the healing process. 

What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that has been found to be effective in helping people process the aftermath of traumatic experiences. The therapy facilitates the healing process for individuals who have experienced emotional distress due to traumatic life events. It can empower individuals to overcome and find solace from these challenges.

In addiction recovery, EMDR therapy is employed to tackle underlying trauma that contributes to substance abuse and dependency. It is not uncommon for individuals grappling with addiction to have endured distressing, even traumatic, events in their past. These unresolved memories can perpetuate a cycle of suffering, prompting self-medication through drugs or alcohol.

EMDR therapy aims to disrupt this cycle. In a session, a therapist assists an individual in revisiting the traumatic event while inducing a side-to-side eye movement. This technique facilitates the reprocessing of the memory, diminishing its emotional impact and fostering the development of new coping strategies.

The 8 Steps of EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is structured around an eight-phase protocol, each with a specific purpose to facilitate healing.

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