Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing  (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is an approach used in psychotherapy to enable people to heal from the symptoms and distress of intense disturbing life experiences. Such memories have a long lasting negative effect and continue to intrude on day to day life and in how you see the world and relate to other people. EMDR assists how the brain processes information so that the disturbing event can still be recalled however it no longer feels upsetting. Attention is given to past disturbing memories and related events, current situations that cause distress and the development of skills and perspective needed for positive future actions. EMDR has the strongest scientific evidence based effectiveness for treating post traumatic stress disorder. According to the EMDR Association of Australia EMDR has also been successfully used as a treatment component of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, personality disorders and pain disorders.  For further information and details of the treatment techniques used please visit the attached link.  http://emdraa.org/?page_id=1134

 

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