What is EMDR?
EMDR means Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It’s a form of psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It has been used extensively to treat trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), especially in America with military veterans.
It can also be used to treat anxiety, stress, cravings and pretty much any negative state in which we are being triggered by something. EMDR works with perception and cognitive functioning; so, for example, if you have a particular memory that triggers a negative emotion or response, it works by breaking up the connection between the memory and those emotions. This means that while you may never forget a particular event, it will remain just that – a memory, which no longer triggers the same feelings of distress.
How can I use EMDR to help you?
EMDR also works very well with hypnosis, so I combine the two treatments. EMDR is safe and fast but, just like any therapeutic treatment, it may not be suitable for everyone. That’s why I offer different treatment approaches and work integratively to suit the diverse needs of my clients. I’ll always ensure that whatever treatment I provide is tailored to you, I don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. After all, we’re all different.
How can you find out more?
To find out how you can take the next step towards feeling better, please contact me.