Now providing services in our offices located in Bonita Springs and Fort Myers

3575 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34134 • 13130 Westlinks Terrace Unit 8, Fort Myers, Florida, 33913 • (239) 495-7722 • (239) 443-4577 Fax

Our brains have the ability to heal after experiencing traumatic or distressing events. These experiences can impact the way the brain processes information, and as a result this emotional wounding can block healing. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured process that can remove an emotional block and allow the individual access to their brain’s natural healing process.

As described by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, grief, and unresolved issues from your past.

Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) is used to process troubling images, thoughts, memories, or emotions. BLS involves right to left eye movement and/or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly

activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. Resulting in resolution of the targeted issues and a more peaceful state is achieved as the mind body connection is repaired.

EMDR therapy may be used within standard talk therapy, as an adjunctive therapy, or as a treatment all by itself. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more or scheduling an appointment with one of our EMDR trained therapists, please contact us on our website or call (239) 495-7722.

All of our EMDR trained therapists have completed EMDRIA approved training. Find out more information about EMDR on EMDRIA’s website here.