E.M.D.R is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. It was developed by an American psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro. E.M.D.R therapy is very powerful and effective in treating psychological conditions arisen due to trauma.
Trauma is an incident or incidents which is outside of your daily life,has left you feeling horrible and changed your personality.
It is supported by extensive research.NICE( National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends E.M.D.R therapy for the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Almost all of us have experienced some form of trauma either directly or indirectly.
Old disturbing memories can be stored in the brain in isolation. They get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved.
The old distressing material just keeps getting triggered over and over again. This prevents learning/healing from taking place.
In another part of your brain you already have most of the information you need to resolve the problem; the two just cannot connect. EMDR mimic what brain does naturally during dreaming or REM sleep. Once EMDR starts, a linking takes place. New information can come to mind and resolve the old problems.
Symptoms of PTSD
Flashbacks Loss of Purpose Panic Attacks Difficulty Concentrating
Depression Loss of Pleasure Self Harm Intrusive thoughts
Fears and Phobias Existential Crisis Sleeping Problems Feeling detached
Nightmares No Self Worth Interpersonal problems Poor memory