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