Is EMDR Hypnosis?

No, EMDR is not a type of hypnosis.

During EMDR sessions, clients are in control, awake and alert at all times.  EMDR’s results are much faster than hypnotherapy’s.  It works with the unconscious part of the mind to bring repressed thoughts and feelings briefly back to consciousness so that their emotional “hold” on the person can be processed by the brain and released.


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Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist – #MFT11632
ABS Certified Sex Therapist #1466
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
EMDR Certified Therapist- Level II- 1994
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, California 90401
(310) 374-4173
Additional offices in Santa Monica & Redondo Beach