EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy)

Many of our clients take advantage of our transformative EMDR therapy, administered by our licensed and accredited therapists. As part of our trauma track, EMDR is enormously effective at re-structuring how a traumatic event is perceived for the affected individual. Since so often addiction and trauma have an inextricable link, this treatment has proven invaluable for helping many of our clients reach spiritual and emotional success.

How does EMDR work?

When a person is involved in an emotionally distressing event, their brain may naturally burn the memory into their conscious mind, and manipulate that information so they re-live the event when triggered by something they see, hear, smell, taste or experience, for instance.

Reliving the experience is naturally intense. In addition, many people try to avoid being triggered at all cost, and in turn use coping mechanisms to retreat into a comfortable space.

Our therapists alternate left-right stimulation of the brain by manipulating eye movement, while adding taps or sounds. We have found that these memories become decreased in intensity. While the memories do not go away, they become more ordinary, less threatening, and help the individual break down barriers that used to hold them hostage.

The Hope Center

The Hope Center for Rehabilitation offers a full range of services both leading up to, during and following treatment, including professional interventions, a luxury, medically assisted detox program, inpatient rehabilitation (30-90 days), intensive out-patient rehabilitation and out-patient services. Each of our clients become a part of our alumni program at the completion of their treatment to help foster a continued community of recovery.

Copyright by The Hope Center 2016. All rights reserved.