EMDR Therapy

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What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation. 

 

An important difference between EMDR therapy and other therapy approaches, is that EMDR Therapy does not require you to talk in detail about the trauma or distressing issue.

What can EMDR help with?

 

EMDR therapy been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and other distressing life experiences.    It can be used to treat:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness, pain and medical issues

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Performance anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Substance abuse 

  • Violence and abuse

How does EMDR work?

 

EMDR therapy involves you focussing on an upsetting events while I begin sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds or taps.  You will not need to talk about the distressing event, rather just notice what comes to mind after each set.  You might notice new insights, changes to images, feelings or beliefs about the event.  You can learn more about each phase of EMDR therapy from the links below.

 

These videos, made by the International Association for EMDR explain more about the process and client experiences of EMDR therapy.

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