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Attachment-focused EMDR

Trauma occurs when a difficult or life threatening experience overwhelms your ability to cope, and your brain is unable to process and make meaning of the event. In an attempt to return the nervous system to equilibrium, memories of the event are stored away in different parts of your brain and body.


At the same time, in order to avoid such an event in the future, your brain and body continue to be aware of the traumatic event, often as memory fragments (flashbacks), nightmares, or body sensations. In times of stress, the memories become activated. This is often confusing and painful as the original event itself.

EMDR may be helpful with difficult experiences such as:
-childhood abuse: sexual, emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, religious

-emotional neglect, loss of mothering, absence of support

-victims of violent crime
-anxiety & panic attacks 
-significant disappointments
-relationship difficulties

& more


For more information on the process of EMDR, visit the EMDR International Association's website at

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