Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
Many of the individuals seeking treatment at Sprout Health Group have co-occurring disorders, a great number of whom have gone through traumatic life experiences. These have compounded their other mental health issues as well as substance abuse disorders. Nevertheless, Sprout provides its clients with a variety of evidence-based treatment programs that can be customized to suit the needs of clients. One of these treatment modalities is the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy or EMDR Therapy in short. This type of therapy has been specifically designed to help individuals with PTSD and other forms of trauma.
The model assumes that extremely emotionally painful life experiences can have a significant effect on the individual’s natural information-processing capabilities. Additionally, these negative life experiences have been shown to reduce the person’s ability to cope effectively with stressful situations such that even seemingly harmless events such as firecrackers exploding during a street parade is often enough to induce panic attacks on the individual.
The therapeutic model borrows concepts from different treatment approaches and uses these to help individuals form more adaptive resolutions with their negative life experiences or trauma. It adheres to the use of bilateral stimulation which can include either or both tactile and auditory stimulation in an attempt to activate both hemispheres of the brain. This helps the individual access, reprocess, and resolve traumatic life experiences embedded in memory.