05 February 2023

Misconception: EMDR is a new and untested therapy

It's great to see you exploring the topic of EMDR therapy. You may have heard some rumors that EMDR is a new and untested therapy, but let me assure you, that couldn't be further from the truth.


EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, has been around since the late 1980s and has been thoroughly researched and tested in that time. In fact, there are now over 30 years of research and clinical practice supporting the effectiveness of EMDR in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and more.


One of the things that sets EMDR apart from other therapies is its focus on the body-mind connection. By using bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, EMDR helps to activate the brain's natural healing processes. This leads to a reduction of symptoms, improved emotional regulation, and greater overall well-being.


So, you can rest assured that EMDR is not a new and untested therapy, but rather a well-established and highly effective one.


If you are looking for a way to address and heal from past traumas or emotional difficulties, I encourage you to consider EMDR therapy. It may just be the missing piece you've been searching for.


I look forward to meet you; be sure to reach out to me!


Michiel Bosman MD

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