NuStart Therapeutic Services LtdPsychological Services for Children & Adolescents
Woking, Surrey

EMDR. Eye 2

EMDR sessions for Adults and Adolescents

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy which assists people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that result from disturbing life experiences.

EMDR is recognised by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and also by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues including phobias, anxiety, pain management and depression.

How does EMDR work?

When an individual is involved in a traumatic event, the brain's natural mechanism for coping with or processing memories can become overloaded. This can result in the memory becoming 'stuck' and the individual re-experiencing the emotions and sensations associated with this memory every time that it is triggered. It can feel like the event, which happened in the past, is taking place in the present.

EMDR uses bi-lateral stimulation (moving eyes side-to-side; tapping) in order to activate the body's natural ability to heal or to 'unstick' the memory. This results in the memory being reprocessed and the individual being desensitised to the emotional impact of that memory being triggered.

It is considered that the effect of this may be similar to the processes that occur naturally during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.

EMDR is suitable for adults, adolescents and children and can be used to treat a variety of mental health problems.

I can offer Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions for children, adolescents and adults. For further details and information please contact me via the e-mail link or on 07719 320966.

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