EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a type of psychotherapy that helps people heal from trauma and other distressing experiences.

EMDR therapy involves using bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, hand tapping, or auditory tones, while you focus on the memory or thought that is bothering you. The therapist will guide you through the process and help you process the memory in a new way.

EMDR is thought to work by helping the brain to process traumatic memories. When a person experiences a trauma, the memory may not be stored in the brain in a healthy way. This can lead to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety. EMDR therapy is thought to help the brain to process the memory in a more healthy way, so that the symptoms can be relieved.

EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Pain
  • Addictions

EMDR therapy is a relatively new treatment, but there is a growing body of research that supports its effectiveness.