Aion Trauma Center


Why Does EMDR Work?

Neuroscientists and researchers continue to study the question of why EMDR works. There are currently some interesting hypotheses as to why EMDR is an effective treatment modality.

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Completing the Trauma Circuit to Relieve PTSD- Somatic-Sensory EMDR

Trauma triggers one of our most primal drives instilled in us by evolutionary biology – the survival instinct. When an event occurs that includes a threat to our existence (either perceived or real as both are experienced the same way in the limbic brain), the body-mind system records every sight, sound, smell, and body sensation present in addition to the emotional/physical states experienced at that precise moment. It is then processed through the lens of one’s biological/emotional age at the time of the occurrence, which is also “frozen” in memory.

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