EMDR & EMDR Therapy

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An effective way to process emotions

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It was originally developed and validated for post traumatic stress disorder, but its use has been extended to many other psychological concerns. It can be helpful to facilitate faster processing of emotional experiences in certain cases, and can be especially effective when traumatic experiences are “stored” in the body. To “process an emotional experience” essentially means to reduce its grip on your present life and help you to move on.

Start with a 90 minute face to face or online meeting

This is an opportunity to begin developing a shared understanding of your challenges and think about how we can work together. EMDR starts with a thorough assessment of your difficulties like any other psychological therapy.

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A way forward

EMDR includes an initial preparation stage in order to ensure that you have the best possible experience. It is then followed by the actual processing which takes place over a number of sessions. Duration is dependent on your presenting concern, although in some cases it can work faster than traditional talking therapies. 

Benefits of therapy

Increased self awareness
  • Discover your unique mental models of the world
  • Identify patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving
  • Discover your values
Use your feelings 
  • Learn what your feelings are telling you
  • Listen to your needs
  • Become more assertive
Improve your relationships
  • Empathise
  • Communicate
  •  Connect
Reduce suffering
  • Reduce self-criticism
  • Reduce worry and rumination
  • Improve self-esteem