What does therapy involve?
What is Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) ?
EMDR can help with a wide range of mental health conditions such as PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression and traumatic memories. This therapy posits that when something traumatic happens it appears to get locked in our nervous system with the original sounds, thoughts, feelings and the picture. Since the experience is locked it continues to be triggered when a reminder appears. The eye movement procedure used in EMDR unlocks the nervous system and allows the individual to process the experience. This stops the individual getting triggered by the memories of the traumatic events and consequently reduces the mental distress.