Monthly Archive:: July 2016

New research on EMDR and smoking cessation

The latest scientific research http://Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 52, 83-91. doi.10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.03.007 suggests that the use of eye movements can be used to reduce the intensity of substance-related imagery and cravings. In the latest study which was focused on reducing cravings for smokers, findings indicate that eye movements were helpful in reducing cravings. Researchers

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EMDR Treatment of PTSD with Alcohol and Substance Use

      A recent study in Australia studied the use of  treating people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Substance or Alcohol Dependence, (http://dxdoi.org/10.1891/1933-3196.10.1.33). For those unfamiliar, it is extremely common for those with PTSD to have alcohol or substance use disorders. Recent prevalence rates are quite varied. However, one of those

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