Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dr. Ildiko Tabori
Dr. Tabori specializes in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), the remarkably successful treatment that has proven effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological traumas. As its name suggests, EMDR strategically incorporates bilateral stimulation as a treatment modality, interrupting the mechanisms that cause the often-unbearable effects of traumatic events. The treatment can help release the grip that past tragedies hold over your current quality of life.
The EMDR treatment process calls for the patient to recount the troubling experience (or experiences) while the therapist utilizes eye movements or other methods of bilateral stimulations. The patient will recall certain details about the event, triggering a slight interruption in focus, and enabling new cognitive processes to be introduced. The therapist will ask about images, emotions, thoughts, and sensory descriptions. Over the course of the sessions, the negative associations will decrease in intensity and be replaced with newly established thoughts that aim to provide emotional stability.
You may want to look into EMDR treatment if you or someone close to you continues to suffer from a traumatic event in the past. The outcomes of EMDR treatments are overwhelmingly successful. While the treatment does not erase the trauma from one’s life or from one’s memory, Dr. Tabori has helped many individuals effectively retrain their brain to attain a new level of functioning and emotional balance.