"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a real help in overcoming not only trauma but the wide variety of less dramatic issues that bring people in to my office: overcoming jealousy, envy, the loss of relationships, fear of taking a test or fear of an intimidating boss, writer's and artist's block and a variety of self-sabotage."
--Lewis Engel, Ph.D., co-author of Hidden Guilt
What the Patients Say about EMDR Treatment:
"The treatment made me look deep, very deep, into my own existence. I'm more attentive to my feelings. Now I treasure each and every moment of my life."
--Richard Webster, mine fire victim, quoted in the Family Therapy Networker
"Now, when I talk about what happened to me, it's definitely reality, but the fear's not there any more....It's astounding. I've been given a portion of my life back."
--Emily G., victim of abduction and rape, quoted in American Health
"Within two or three of four sessions, we had resolved issues that I'd been discussing for four or five years with other people"
--Eric Smith, Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD, quoted on 20/20, ABC News
"In four, hour-long EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) sessions I was able to get at issues that years with other therapists couldn't touch."
--Sherry Morgan, rape trauma survivor, quoted in the Orange County Register
What the Media Says about EMDR Treatment:
"Where traditional therapies may take years, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)takes only a few sessions."
--Stars and Stripes
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) "is at about the same place that gravity was before Newtonian physics: It's here, and it works, whether we understand it or not."
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) , which to newcomers sounds implausible and way too good to be true, may become the psychological wonder cure of the nineties, the non-pharmaceutical equivalent of Prozac."
--New York Magazine
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) provides "a way for people to free themselves from destructive memories and it seems to work, even in cases where years of conventional therapy have failed."
--Hugh Downs, 20/20, ABC News
What the Experts Say about EMDR Treatment:
"Ideal for those who have been unable to forget traumatic life events."
--Dusty Bowencamp, RN, CTR, Disaster Mental Health, American Red Cross
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is proving to be the silicon chip of psychotherapy; it allows people to process incredible amounts of material in a shockingly short time."
--Michael Elkin, Director, Center for Collaborative Solutions
"Thanks to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), we are able to help people to an extent I never dreamed of some years ago."
--Atle Dyregrov, Ph.D., UN consultant for UNICEF and UNCHR
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a significant component to treatment in the Trauma Recovery Program at the Menninger Clinic."
--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"Recent independent studies have found EMDR up to 90 % successful."
--Association for the Advancement of Science
What Academicians Say about EMDR Treatment:
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is one of the newest and most promising methods that has arisen in the last 10-20 years."
--Arnold A. Lazarus, Rutgers University
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is the most revolutionary, important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades."
--Herbert Fensterheim, Cornell University