Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)2019-11-12T16:59:36+00:00
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an internationally recognised psychotherapy for psychological reactions to trauma. It can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.

EMDR is an effective treatment for the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Nightmares and Flashbacks
  • Trauma resulting from a car accident
  • Bullying
  • Victims of Physical and Sexual Abuse

If you’ve had something extremely traumatic happen to you, the memory of it can come back into your mind, either as flashbacks or nightmares. It can be so real that you feel like you are reliving that terrible moment again and again without warning. It’s thought the reason for this is that when the trauma happens, you’re so overwhelmed that your brain cannot process the information properly. Traumatic memories get stored in your brain in a different way from normal day to day memories. This is why, these memories may make you feel like the situation happened yesterday.

Does EMDR work?
Yes. Brain scans have clearly demonstrated changes after EMDR therapy. EMDR has been recommended for the treatment of PTSD by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

How does EMDR treatment help?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing does two very important things. Firstly it “unlocks” the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and secondly it helps the brain successfully process the experience. EMDR can change the way traumatic memories are stored by your brain. This makes them much easier to manage, causing you less distress and allowing you to lead a more normal life.

Contact us now in confidence at Arduna @ (01) 833 2733 to discuss making an appointment with our EMDR therapist.

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