The Benefits of Alternative Therapies

This article will take a look at two additional therapy practices that have been widely used by the U.S. and abroad. Specifically designed for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) works when a therapist leads a patient through a series of lateral eye movements while the patient focuses on traumatic memories. The goal is to reprocess these memories in an adaptive way — eliminating emotional distress and reducing physiological arousal.  Francine Shapiro, PhD, discovered the effects of EMDR by understanding “dual awareness”. When engaging in bilateral stimulation with memory, the experience of feeling traumatized dissipates naturally. EMDR has been practiced in the United States for more than twenty years. In order to participate, the therapist must be fully trained as an EMDR clinician. Group therapy is another type of therapy used for both trauma and depression. Some of the differences between individual therapy and group therapy are: The therapist can understand how their patient interacts with others in a social environment. Members of the group can mimic the progress of others to understand the specific choices one takes to feel better. The more exposure to other people and ways of thinking can lead to the kind of growth an individualized therapy session cannot offer. It is more affordable. There are many different types of group therapy that focus on different aspects of one’s life. Anger management, addiction,...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Eating Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessin Source Type: news

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