I have recently got a website of my own after many years of working with and sharing one with Mary Barnett, Dr Jane Blunden and Marcus Page. I am no longer part of this cross-modality working group which has been supportive, stimulating and nourishing. I wish Jane and Mary a happy retirement!
Of course, I still have other professional groups. One that is particularly important to me is Brighton and Hove CBT Link, which I set up about three years ago. Continue reading
EMDR is a therapy which was initially developed to help people process trauma. During EMDR we use some form of non-intrusive bilateral stimulation such as side to side eye movements, left to right hand tapping, self tapping in order to stimulate the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This helps to integrate our thoughts and emotions about the trauma which can become separated as a result of this trauma. Continue reading
We can become emotionally harmed for a long time following experiences which are painful, distressing or shocking. These experiences may be “one off” events or may occur over a period of time.
A trauma following a single event can impact on a limited part of our life, e.g. a driving phobia following a car accident. It can also lead to more severe problems, such as experiencing distressing flashbacks. Continue reading