EMDR is based on the idea that traumatic experiences can become ‘stuck’ in the brain, leading to ongoing psychological distress. The therapy uses the rhythmic stimulation which has been proven to activate the brain’s natural healing process, allowing traumatic memories and distressing experiences to be processed in a healthier way. It has been found to be effective for a range of mental health issues related to trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias.
During an EMDR session, the Therapist will guide the client through a series of eye movements or other forms of rhythmic stimulation while the client recalls the traumatic event. This process is designed to help the brain reprocess the traumatic memory, reducing its emotional impact and helping the client to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. At UniqueMinds, our team of counsellors are experienced in delivering EMDR therapies for organisations, adults and young people, relieving symptoms of psychological distress.Book now