CHILDREN and TEENAGERS and EMDR treatment
Through our experience with patients who have been treated with our integrated treatment for ADHD, we have observed that this kind of therapy favors the enhancement of attention, concentration and impulse-control.
Why should we treat a teenager with EMDR?
Teenagers find themselves going through difficult periods of changes and transition since they are moving from childhood to adulthood and they are not part of the first and not even the latter world. So, in order to find their place in society they need to find themselves being part of their own world and this is a painful process where they have to go through multiple griefs while struggling to find their own identity.
In many cases, for different reasons, this period can lead to the teenager having difficulties dealing with his/her own emotions that these changes are generating, thus leading to an increase of anxiety, impulsivity, sadness or aggressiveness.
EMDR is a suitable approach in order to learn how to navigate and deal with these emotions caused by these changes in an appropriate manner, thus leading to a recovery of the teenager’s wellbeing and balance.
Here you can consult the official institutions which scientifically guarantee the effectiveness of EMDR in each country: http://www.emdr.org.ar/evidencia.php
Here you find a pdf file from the Spanish association of EMDR with an explanation of how this technique works: http://www.emdr-es.org/pdf/emdr-informativo.pdf