What is Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an effective form of treatment for, in particular, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A key element of EMDR therapy is “dual stimulation”. This is where the therapist will use tones, taps or lights, asking you to move your eyes in response. You attend momentarily to memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while you simultaneously focus on the tones, taps or lights.
Who might EMDR be useful for?
At the Tuke Centre EMDR is often incorporated into a number of therapies and for a number of different mental health issues where some form of trauma might be involved.
What can I expect?
EMDR can help alleviate the symptoms and emotional distress that come from disturbing or traumatic life experiences. During that time, you will generally find that new insights, changes in memories or new associations will emerge. Therapy can be offered in short and longer term, dependent on the number
Dr Sara Perren – Group and individual psychotherapist
Dr Emma Bradshaw – Counselling Psychologist
Please visit the EMDR UK & Ireland website for further information