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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

“EMDR focuses not only on regulating the intense memories activated by trauma but also on restoring a sense of agency, engagement, and commitment through ownership of body and mind”.

Bessel A. van der Kolk

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a structured therapy that encourages the client to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.

EMDR was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and traumatic life experiences Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences. It is particularly used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.