Is EMDR legitimate?

Is EMDR legitimate?

EMDR appears to be a safe therapy, with no negative side effects. Still, despite its increasing use, mental health practitioners debate EMDR’s effectiveness. Critics note that most EMDR studies have involved only small numbers of participants.

When is EMDR not appropriate?

If you’re emotions feel overwhelming or if you tend to shut down when you feel an emotion you may not be ready for EMDR treatment. EMDR therapy relies on your body and mind’s ability to process through your thoughts and feelings. If you’re unable to process in that way, EMDR therapy may not be effective.

Does EMDR cause false memories?

The GGZ views EMDR to be one of the best trauma treatments at this time, it does have an awkward side effect: it can elicit false memories. This appeared from the PhD research by Maastricht forensic psychologist Sanne Houben.

Is EMDR a sham?

Even though EMDR has some tentative evidence regarding its effectiveness, it has been characterized as pseudoscience because only the desensitization component has any scientific support.

Who is a good candidate for EMDR?

Both men and women who suffer from the memory of traumatic events are candidates for EMDR therapy. EMDR has also been proven to be effective for individuals who suffer from: Panic attacks. Complicated grief.

Is EMDR trauma informed?

EMDR is a comprehensive therapy model that a trauma informed therapist can use along with other therapies, such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), etc. Sometimes results from EMDR are dramatic, and can help clients progress quickly.

Can EMDR cause dissociation?

EMDR is not just another therapy, but a divining rod for dissociation, although this fact was not initially known.

Do people dissociate during EMDR?

Dissociation can occur as a result of experiencing trauma. Because EMDR therapy is recognized as a trauma treatment, it is likely that EMDR therapists will treat clients who are experiencing dissociation. EMDRIA featured the topic of dissociation in the last Go With That magazine issue (Fall 2021).