EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is a technique which helps clients to process negative and distressing thoughts. These can take the form of "flashbacks" or unwelcome intrusive thoughts in everyday life.
EMDR is primarily used when a person has experienced or been involved in a trauma. This can be of a personal nature or one that is more general such as witnessing an accident. The theory on which it is based is that by stimulating the bi-lateral (left and right) parts of the brain, we can re-connect with our innate ability to process events that have become stuck because they were traumatic. It is this unblocking and reprocessing that EMDR has mostly been helpful for. EMDR can work alongside other therapies. It has a specific training and protocol and can be used along side other types of therapy.
I have trained and qualified as an EMDR European Accredited practitioner.