Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, referred to as EMDR, is a method of therapy which integrates many therapeutic elements of principles and procedures, with the aim of reducing distress. Throughout therapy patients are encouraged to reprocess traumatic information and events until they are no longer psychologically disruptive. Often external stimulus is used whilst patients attend to emotionally disturbing material, such as rhythmic eye movement, hand tapping or visual/audio stimulation. EMDR is not considered a form of hypnosis and you will remain conscious during each therapeutic session, the patient remains fully in control.
NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) have recommended EMDR for cases of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and studies have shown EMDR to be effective for a range of other issues such as;
Self-esteem or performance issues
Emotional issues such as anger
EMDR sessions can last between 60 – 90 minutes and will require you recalling disturbing events, including emotions and physical sensations that accompany these. Gradually, the therapist will guide you through associating different context, thoughts and feelings to the events. Using techniques learnt in your sessions, clients will continue to reprocess events after their treatment.
Curian Medical have a nationwide network of cost effective, EMDR trained therapists who are able to assist patients on their road to recovery. If you have any questions, or would like to explore our services please contact us today on 0121 732 9860 or use our contact form, for a quick and discreet response Contact Us