EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR therapy provides practitioners and psychotherapists with an efficient approach to address psychological and physiological symptoms stemming from adverse life experiences.  Traumatic events associated with the development of PTSD could be single or multiple events for example:-

  • serious accidents
  • physical and sexual assault
  • abuse, including childhood or relationship abuse
  • work-related exposure to trauma
  • trauma related to serious health problems or childbirth experiences
  • war and conflict
  • torture. [2005, amended 2018] as identified by NICE

EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment approach composed of standardised protocols that facilitate a comprehensive evaluation of the clinical picture, client preparation, and processing of past events. EMDR therapy research has shown that processing memories of such experiences results in the rapid amelioration of negative emotions, beliefs, and physiological symptoms. Thus indicating  the potential to apply this to patients with stress-related disorders and  those suffering from a wide range of physical conditions