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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic evidence based procedure developed in 1987 by Dr Francine Shapiro.
EMDR was originally designed to treat the traumatic memories/experiences and psychological consequences of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In recent years it has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, phobias, panic and grief.
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation, usually in the form of eye movements. Evidence has shown that bilateral stimulation can speed up the reprocessing of disturbing emotional or traumatic material and reduce the vividness of it.
A “simple” trauma experienced in adult life can be treated in 3 – 5 sessions. More “complex” traumas usually require longer treatment.