EMDR is an acronym for a new psychotherapeutic technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
EMDR is a remarkable treatment method used to heal the symptoms of trauma, as well as other emotional conditions. EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies. It is also extremely effective dealing with athletic injuries and performance mental blocks.
EMDR was originally utilized to treat the effects of trauma. People with one-time traumatic experiences (like a car crash, assault, overwhelming medical experience and so on) could often find fast and effective relief with EMDR treatment. In addition, people who suffered years of trauma (like children who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused throughout childhood, prisoners of war, soldiers, abused women and so on) also benefited from the EMDR portion of their longer term therapies. In the early years, EMDR was used primarily to treat these kinds of traumatic experiences, anxiety and phobias.
EMDR therapy is also an extremely effective tool for athletes who struggle to overcome anxiety and mental blocks that inhibit their performance. It allows them to regain a competitive edge, remove mental barriers that may prevent an athlete from achieving their objective and helps by putting the negative thoughts behind them before a competition so that they can focus on the goal ahead.