EMDR

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy for people who continue to suffer from the consequences of a traumatic experience or major event. This can be a shocking experience, such as a traffic accident, sexual abuse or a violent crime. EMDR can also be used for other experiences that have had a lot of influence on the development of a person’s life, such as being bullied or a situation that causes a lot of shame. The most important approach of the EMDR therapist is to help the client to process the memories of these events, with the intention of reducing the symptoms or making them disappear. By recalling the event and moving the eyes at the same time, the memory of the event is stored in a different way, reducing the emotional load. EMDR is a short-term therapy form. When it comes to trauma after a one-off event, people are often able to resume normal daily activities after just a few sessions.