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EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

EMDR is a treatment for traumatic memory, which utilises the natural healing ability of our bodies. EMDR can be brief focused treatment or part of a longer psychotherapy programme. Sessions usually take up to 90 minutes. 

What happens during a session?

 

After a thorough assessment, which can take place over multiple sessions, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist's finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. The eye movements will last for a short while and then stop. You will then be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings.

With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life. 

Please click here for a comprehensive overview on EMDR  https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk//docs/EMDR.pdf and to find out whether EMDR may be the right treatment for you.