translated from Spanish: Move the eyes can help overcome trauma

earthquakes, tsunamis, fires or accidents, generate concern and anxiety in those who have lived any of these episodes. And it is no novelty that throughout life, all people have experienced situations that have not been able to delete their memories and, often not allowed to continue with their lives as normal.
In Chile, the situation is even greater, since the country holds the record for the most strong earthquakes of history, as well as being home to natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, forest fires, landslides, tsunamis and floods.
This is why there are multiple treatments to overcome these types of phobias. One of them is the EMDR, a procedure, which by means of simple eye movements can reduce the distress caused by trauma or phobias.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a model of integrative psychotherapy in which “it is necessary to combine principles of hypnosis, meditation and cognitive-behavioral therapy”, says the psychiatrist at the clinic Santa Maria, Nicolas Rodriguez.
Although this treatment consists of multiple sessions, depending on the patient, they would be much smaller than more traditional considered procedures.
“The therapist access disturbing memories, launches cerebral information processing system, oriented procedures and monitors the effects,” explains the optional. In detail, through eye movements is seeks to numb the person, eliminating negative associations that the patient could acquire in your mind with the passage of time.
Who can benefit from this treatment?
Anyone who suffers trauma, of all kinds, from small phobias, to traumatic situations that keep you from your daily activities as normal. This therapy allows to remember and understand how to move forward and directs the mind to generate new neural networks.
According to the psychiatrist, the therapy may have different results, such as the reduction or absence of stress response to triggers related to trauma, decrease or absence of images, memories, or intrusive feelings related to the]
traumatic experience, and positive changes in the way of seeing the memory, the way you see yourself, others and the future.
It is recommended for those who think that they might be benefiting from this type of treatment, consult with specialists (psychologist or psychiatrist) and that advice if this therapy would help him.

Original source in Spanish

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