EMDR is a trauma therapy, developed in the 1980’s. There is a wealth of research demonstrating its benefits for a wide range of traumatic experiences including war trauma, childhood neglect and abuse and road traffic incidents. More recently, EMDR has been shown to help people with depression, anxiety, bereavement and phobias.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR utilizes the body’s natural healing ability, allowing the brain to heal psychological problems just as the body naturally heals itself physically. By activating the brain’s information processing system, the effects of distressing memories may be reduced.