EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an effective treatment for trauma.
Eye movements are used by the therapist (or other stimulations eg. tapping) to trigger Rapid Eye Movement (REM) which is how our brains naturally heal traumatic memories. This means that EMDR can work quickly and can be more effective in dealing with traumatic memories than traditional talking therapies.
EMDR is the recommended treatment for trauma in national and international guidelines including the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
EMDR is also highly effective for a range of anxiety issues including phobias and social anxiety.
EMDR sessions may last up to 1.5 hours to allow more time for memories to be processed.
If you find past memories or future worries are troubling you EMDR may help.