EMDR for trauma processing

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful tool that works with unprocessed traumatic memory.


Memory networks consists of different components: thoughts, images, emotions, sensations and beliefs. Trauma symptoms occur when aspects of unprocessed traumatic memory remain active in your brain; either in conscious or unconscious awareness.  EMDR can help you access important information in the brain, remove memory blocks and complete memory networks, so that healing can take place.

 

EMDR is endorsed by many international bodies

Australian Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

National Health and Medical Research Council

American Psychiatric Association

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Israel National Council for Mental Health

Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association

 

EMDR for Strengthening Positive Experiences

EMDR can also be used to strengthen positive experiences, resources and beliefs,  such as intimacy, assertiveness or self worth.  By moving the eyes in particular directions and accessing different parts of the brain, you will access all sorts of new information, ideas, images, self beliefs, memories; things that previously lay outside of your conscious awareness, unknown and untapped.  

EMDR helps settle an experience in the body and mind. In doing this it establishes positive neural patterning and brain plasticity to enable the creation of adaptive responses and desired experiences.