Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR is a form of treatment in which the lasting impact of traumatic experiences is reduced or even eliminated by using the effects of the same rapid eye movements that occur during dreams.

After a traumatic event, most people dream repeatedly about it until memories of the event are no longer troublesome.  When a trauma is not successfully processed by the nervous system or is too overwhelming for the nervous system, it may remain stuck both in the mind and the tissues of the body and continue to affect feelings, behaviours, and physical processes many years later.


How is EMDR Performed?

EMDR helps patients overcome the effects of trauma by having them move their eyes back and forth while they remember a scene or feeling associated with the past trauma.  Typically these eye movements trigger associations to other aspects of the trauma and old, trapped emotions are able to be expressed.  Moving the energy of the emotions allows the patient to find freedom from the emotional and physical effects of the past.  Memories of the trauma remain intact but are no longer painful.  Sessions are typically one to two hours in length, and many traumatic events can be resolved within 3-6 sessions.  More complicated cases may take longer and may be integrated into more traditional forms of psychotherapy.  EMDR may also be integrated into a course of manual therapy such as Myofascial Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy or Cellular Expansion.


The Result?

EMDR has been well-researched in the psychiatric field and has been shown to be the best-documented treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It has been shown to be very effective in alleviating the suffering associated with Depression, Anxiety Disorders  Substance Abuse, Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue.  EMDR has been used for performance enhancement in athletes, artists and business people whose performance was limited by fears of failure.  It is a short-term, focused treatment that can be integrated into Psychotherapy and many other treatment paradigms.  EMDR has been integrated into my Soul-Tapping protocol.

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  • Kimberly June

    Kimberly June, LCSW, LMT is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Medical Hypnotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Hellinger Family Constellation Facilitator, Integrative Body Worker, and Energy Healer in private practice in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.   Kimberly has trained extensively in the integration of different therapeutic modalities in order to facilitate healing and integration of the body, mind and spirit.   Kimberly is also a medical intuitive/empath which enhances her work with clients. Kimberly is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Licensed Massage Therapist.   She is also a Continuing Education Provider for both Clinical Social Work and Massage Therapy licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.   She has taught continuing education courses at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and through the Center for Holistic Therapy.   Kimberly is a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and teaches the “Awakening the Light Body” meditation curriculum; She is the first such teacher to offer the curriculum as both a pathway of personal transformation and a psychotherapeutic treatment model.   After 8 years of study with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Kamasqa Curandero, and Altomisayoq from the northern regions of Peru, Kimberly is now a sanctioned teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanism. Kimberly is available to teach in-person shamanic apprenticeships around the world.   Kimberly has been featured in Mystic Mag magazine.  You can read the article HERE.   holistictherapy36@yahoo.com

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