EMDR stands for eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.
A bit of a mouthful I know, and if the creators of this psychotherapy were to rename it according to modern practice, they probably would have called it something different!
What is important is what this therapy can do for you.
EMDR psychotherapy was developed as a way to treat trauma.
Traumatic memories have a habit of ‘sticking’, and coming back to haunt us – something called ‘flash backs’.
Furthermore, if something traumatic happens to us, we tend to form negative beliefs about ourselves as a consequence.
EMDR helps you to access the traumatic memories, and reprocess them so they sort of disappear.
Furthermore, you can also change the negative beliefs you have about yourself at the same time.
The technique itself is straightforward, and most people can tolerate it extremely well.
The obvious candidate for EMDR psychotherapy is someone who has experienced a traumatic event, like a road traffic accident or a sudden death.
Events like these often develop into post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sometimes this is sexual abuse, parental abuse or school bullying.
EMDR is also a good therapy to help resolve these kinds of issues too.
I have been practicing EMDR therapy in Manchester now for some time, and I’ve been impressed with how issues can be resolved.
This is a list of problems that may benefit from EMDR psychotherapy.
EMDR for PTSD in Manchester
EMDR for chronic depression in Manchester
EMDR for binge eating disorder in Manchester
EMDR for sex addiction in Manchester
EMDR for childhood trauma in Manchester
EMDR for addiction in Manchester
If you live in Manchester and considering EMDR, I offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs.
(Note you have to be physically present with me here in Manchester to benefit from EMDR psychotherapy).