Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR therapy is an extensively researched psychotherapy proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight or freeze instincts and are created between a communication loop between the amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. When that communication loop does not resolve spontaneously, trauma like symptoms persist with triggering stimuli. EMDR helps the brain process the memories and helps normal healing to resume. Although Dr. Conway does not offer this in office, she can quickly get you referred to a provider.