Healing Trauma with EMDR

TUE, OCT 18, 2022 (1:02:06)

Nearly every day, we see evidence further confirming that we are facing a mental health crisis, especially among our youth. American society is beset by mass shootings and other acts of violence, which serve to exacerbate the large-scale trauma already inflicted by the pandemic. Only this week, the media highlighted the urgent issue confronting Generation Z’ers, who lack the funds to pay for medications or mental health therapy. Inadvertently, it seems, we are fueling rather than defusing the problem.

Fortunately, there is affordable hope on the horizon. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) was discovered in 1987 by psychologist, Francine Shapiro who found a novel method for aligning people’s “thinking brains” with their “emotional brains”, to help process traumatic events. Since then, it has been providing hope and healing to countless sufferers of PTSD and other emotional and stress-related problems; these include depression, chronic pain, anxiety, phobias, substance abuse and addictions. Studies demonstrate EMDR’s clinical effectiveness in dealing with trauma in a limited number of sessions and it is rated the most cost-effective treatment among the top 11 trauma therapies.

With Deborah Korn, PsyD, an internationally renowned expert in EMDR and Michael Baldwin, co-author of the book with Deborah Korn : Every Memory Deserves Respect”, also branding and communication professional in New York.

Resources

What’s EMDR

Video from the International Association

Dutch video explaining working Memory Hypothesis

Research Overview

+ BIO: Deborah Korn, PsyD.

Deborah Korn, PsyD, an internationally renowned expert in EMDR, is the co-author of a new book on the subject “EVERY MEMORY DESERVES RESPECT”. Dr. Korn, who is in private practice in Cambridge MA. says, “EMDR helps individuals get better and it serves the greater good. I see my work as a form of social action—a way to contribute to ending the cycles of violence in the world.”

+ BIO: Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin is co-author with Deborah Korn of the book “Every Memory deserves respect”. He is also a branding and communication professional in New York, who credits EMDR with saving his life after decades of unsuccessful therapy.

In the book, Baldwin shares the history of his childhood abuse and psychological challenges as an adult, before discovering EMDR and Korn explains exactly how and why EMDR therapy works, providing extensive research which supports EMDR’s effectiveness in promoting long-term healing.

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