EMDR in psychotraumatherapy. Where neuroscience and psychotherapy meets
Psychological trauma and its consequences have been the focus of attention in neuroscience as well as psychotherapy. Both are interested in explaining the effect of psychotherapy in terms of neurobiology and finding the optimal interventions that would bring therapeutic change via normalization of central nervous system functioning, disrupted by traumatic stress. The article presents basic knowledge about neurobiology of posttraumatic reactions. It presents hypothesis for mechanisms of action of successful therapy of posttraumatic disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by explaining EMDR therapy - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Hana Vojtová, Private Psychotherapy Practice, Trenčín, Slovakia
e-mail: hanavojtova [at] gmail.com