What is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is now the most researched and widely used therapy for resolving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
EMDR is a way of unblocking the emotions and allowing the trauma to be processed naturally. EMDR is fast, effective and provides a permanent therapeutic change in just a few sessions for conditions that may not have been shifted over many years.
The process is particularly powerful because it involves changing negative and unhelpful beliefs about oneself and replacing them with more useful and empowering beliefs.
What can EMDR help with?
EMDR is a highly effective therapy in the following situations:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Victims of trauma,
Phobias and panic disorders
Resolving excessive grief
Victims of sexual abuse
Performance anxiety including sexual performance
People with somatic pain disorders
Releasing unresolved negative emotions
Reinforcing positive beliefs
The list is continually developing as the numbers of people treated runs into the millions.
Can anyone benefit from this therapy?
Yes—the majority of people who have unresolved negative emotions can benefit from EMDR. EMDR forms part of a programme designed to help you become more self confident; have more self belief; better able to make choices; be more in control of how you feel; be more in control of your life. EMDR combined with hypnotherapy is particularly effective.
What to expect.
Once I have established that EMDR is an appropriate therapy to use with the issue(s) that you present, I will take you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
As the therapy continues, you experience a steady reduction in any negative emotions as you process them and store them in a different way.