How does EMDR therapy work?
EMDR therapy leads to massive rewiring of the brain. This is the only way that leads to long lasting changes in thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
REWIRING THE BRAIN WITH EMDR
The magic of EMDR happens when old, isolated neural networks start communicating with more adaptive networks in the brain. These old networks, mostly stored on the older (and non-verbal) parts of your brain have been leading your life for a very long time. These networks have caused you emotional pain, in the form of anxiety, depression, sadness, low self-esteem, and worthlessness. These storage and connectivity issues are what led you to seek therapy.
And these storage and connectivity issues are exactly what we’re fixing with EMDR therapy.
One of the most amazing results of EMDR therapy is a transformation of emotional charge that was literally stuck in the brain. Instead of getting emotionally triggered, you will have a more objective view of different aspects of your life.
So, to summarize how EMDR therapy works – EMDR therapy transforms psychological memory to objective memory. It helps you see your past as something that already happened. It helps you live more in the present because you can leave the past in the past.