Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
EMDR is an acronym for 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing'. EMDR is a psychological treatment method developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, an American Clinical Psychologist in the 1980s.
There is a wealth of research supporting EMDR as a powerful psychological treatment in the areas of psychological trauma arising from experiences such as war, sexual and physical abuse or neglect, assault, surgical trauma and natural disasters. Since its conception EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues such as anxiety and the effects of racial abuse.
EMDR has been validated as a "GOLD STANDARD" evidence-based psychological therapy for dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by C.R.E.S.T. 2003; National Institute of Clinical Excellence 2005 and the World Health Organisation in 2013. It has been validated in numerous randomised controlled trials and meta analysis
Please feel free to ask me more about how EMDR works in an initial consultation