Thanks to the willingness of well known individuals like news reader and TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, Mel B of The Spice Girls and the courage of many survivors of trauma to discuss aspects of their mental health, wellbeing and recovery, EMDR has recently received a lot of coverage in the media.
So, what is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. It goes back to a chance observation made in 1987 by American Psychologist and Educator Francine Shapiro that moving her eyes from side to side appeared to reduce the disturbance of negative thoughts and memories. Dr Shapiro went on to develop EMDR into an astonishingly successful form of psychotherapy that can help you “get past your past”. EMDR is credited with helping millions of people worldwide resolve symptoms of stressful, upsetting and disturbing life experiences and to help with the recovery from PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sadly Dr Shapiro died in June this year, but the work goes on and awareness of the method continues to grow. I was encouraged originally by a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist to embrace this therapy method and have been using EMDR successfully in my practice since 2007 to solve problems experienced by adults and children.
It’s worth giving it some thought.
If you’d like to discuss EMDR further contact me by calling 07866 502923 or emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org