Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment format that was initially developed to help people with traumatic memories but has since been extended to help people with other anxieties, low mood, anger problems, sleep problems, stress, and other psychological difficulties.
The body, including the brain, has a great capacity to self-heal. However, sometimes, thoughts and feelings about an issue can become stuck in a lop and do not get processed by the brain as usual. Upsetting images and feelings may occur out of the blue and cause a sense of powerlessness and distress.
EMDR can help to overcome this block and help to reprocess such events.
The process requires only a little talking as much work is done in your own mind. There is no “homework” to do after the clinical session.
It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for various psychological conditions.