Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based psychotherapy originally developed to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It has become a leading treatment for PTSD, and can also be applied to other disturbing or upsetting experiences that continue to affect your life.  

Neuroscience has shown that a traumatic incident can interfere with the way that our brain processes and encodes information.  This impairs our ability to properly process that experience, which remains unresolved, or ‘stuck’.   

EMDR enables challenging memories to be fully processed and integrated, transforming how they are stored by the brain and body. The process helps you move through emotional blocks, resolve difficult feelings, and facilitates our natural ability to heal. 

EMDR takes place over a number of stages, and requires a careful and sensitive assessment to determine if it is appropriate.