Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a form of therapy that has been proven to be effective in treating trauma.
EMDR involves periods of eye movement stimulation while observing your experience; emotions, bodily sensations, thoughts and images in response to an aspect of a trauma memory.
With repeated sets of eye movements, the trauma memory tends to change in such a way that its painful intensity is reduced and it becomes a more manageable memory of a event in the past.
EMDR can be a brief focused treatment or part of a longer term therapy intervention dependent on the wider presenting difficulties.
EMDR is a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr Nicola Sorfleet
HCPC Registered & BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
PsychD, PGDip, PGCert, BSc (Hons) Psych