EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

 

EMDR is a technique which is generally used for helping people who have experienced trauma. It is based on research into neurology which has found that any regular lateral (left to right, or right to left) stimulation of the nerves while focussing on an upsetting event can help to ‘process’ that event so that it is no longer so painful. The body often does this normally through rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, but sometimes this ability gets impaired, particularly by deeply distressing trauma. By stimulating the 

 

rapid eye movements of REM sleep, or if that isn’t possible by stimulating other nerves (such as tapping the client’s hands) the healing process can happen and the trauma can be rapidly ‘processed’.

 

I have completed an EMDR training course.(This technique is not suitable for everyone, and will only be offered after a thorough assessment and some initial sessions of psychotherapy.

 

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