About EMDR Therapy
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychological treatment that has been used effectively for over 30 years in a variety of international settings and cultures with many different types of psychological distress. Often disturbing events happen in our lives that stay with us. When a traumatic event occurs, our brain cannot process information as it ordinarily does. One moment can become ‘frozen in time’ and remembering the trauma may feel as bad as going through it for the first time. This is because the images, sounds, smells and feelings still seem to be there – they haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way that they relate to other people.
EMDR has a positive effect on how the brain processes information. Following an EMDR session/s, the person no longer relives the trauma. They still recall that an incident happened, but it no longer feels distressing. This is the power of the EMDR process. See attached brochures for further information or visit: https://emdraa.org/emdr-resources/
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