65: EMDR as Standard Practice [Why EMDR Works Series]

EMDR works. It’s well-known that it works for those who want to heal trauma, but you don’t have to be a trauma survivor to benefit from EMDR. In fact, I believe that it works for nearly every human on the planet.

This week, I’m starting a new series that I think will convince you that EMDR is for children, athletes, executives, parents, empty nesters, those going through a divorce, and more. And one of the reasons why it isn’t already a standard of practice for all therapists (as I think it should be) is because our therapy education hasn’t caught up with brain science.

I’m on a mission to raise awareness of EMDR so that grad schools make it part of their standard curriculum, it becomes more affordable, and it’s the default treatment option people get when they walk into a therapy office.

Listen in this week as I open the conversation around why EMDR is helpful to nearly everyone and should be available to anyone.

When something traumatic happens to us, it can be healing to have a therapist listen to and/or validate our horrible experience, especially if no one else has before. However, rehashing the details of that traumatic event can be retraumatizing. Brain-based therapies like EMDR teach us that we don't have to talk about the trauma or the details if we don't want to because the real healing doesn't focus on the traumatic event itself.

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With a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt, Kambria has been creating trainings and teaching adult learners for over 20 years. As the Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford Medical School, she created ease in complex systems, thereby giving medical trainees successful learning experiences. Now, as a dedicated mom, therapist, and EMDR Consultant, Kambria knows what it means to do things efficiently, effectively, and in a learner-centered way. When she isn't podcasting or creating online courses, you can find Kambria playing with her twins on a beach in California.