Frequently Asked Questions
CAN CHILDREN RECEIVE TREATMENT WITH EMDR?
Yes, there is a protocol adapted to children that has shown great efficacy in the treatment of different psychological problems.
HOW MANY EMDR SESSIONS DOES A CHILD NEED?
The number of sessions will depend on the individual. However, it has been observed that the processes of patient recovery using this approach are significantly faster than using other types of psychotherapeutic approaches.
IS EMDR THE SAME FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS?
No, the protocols are adapted to children and include other therapeutic dynamics such as drawing, narrative, the sandbox, among other things.
IS EMDR AN INVASIVE TECHNIQUE OR DOES IT HAVE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS?
No, EMDR does not have any adverse side effects, nor is it an invasive technique. It is also an approach endorsed by the world health organization as a scientific method in cases of post-traumatic stress.
WILL THE CHILD OR ADOLESCENT FORGET THE EXPERIENCE LIVED AFTER EMDR TREATMENT?
No, the experience that may have affected the child or adolescent will not be forgotten. What will change will be what this experience represents for the child or adolescent. It will be assimilated like any other experience and will stop affecting them in the way they relate to themselves and their environment.
WHAT IS EMDR USED FOR?
EMDR is used to treat a wide variety of symptoms, although the patient does not associate them with any traumatic event. It is applicable in cases of anxiety, depression, fear, difficulty sleeping, impulsivity, aggressiveness, lack of attention, among others.
In addition, it is used to enhance resources to improve cognitive and emotional potential, social skills, security and motivation to allow for the proper development of the child.