Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories.
The theory behind EMDR is that many psychological difficulties are the result of distressing life experiences which have not been stored in memory properly and are said to be unprocessed or blocked.
These traumatic memories may need some help to become processed, and EMDR is one way to do this.
Research around trauma victims found that EMDR is able to eliminate symptoms without the homework needed in other therapies.
Also what is helpful is that there is no need to speak in detail about the past disturbances in great length hence reducing feelings of arousal and anxiety.
For example, people who are ashamed of their experiences do not want to go into great detail about it. Significant change can happen in just a short period of time.
In our session, we will discuss the benefits of this approach in more detail.
I will also provide you with information to take away about EMDR and read more about following our initial assessment.