EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a well-evidenced and effective trauma therapy that helps people heal from their emotional distress and symptoms that are the result of past traumas and other distressing life experiences. EMDR is also endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
How does EMDR work?
EMDR involves talking and bilateral stimulation, typically eye movements or butterfly tapping. The traumas are gradually worked with, within a detailed protocol, until relief of symptom is obtained.
The overall aim is to reduce the distress and negative beliefs associated with past overwhelming or traumatic experiences that are having a significant impact on our mental health.
This short animation video explains EMDR Therapy.
Further information on EMDR can also be accessed here.