EMDR therapy

EMDR is a highly effective treatment for dealing with traumatic memories and easing symptoms of PTSD.

When we experience a distressing event, it often isn’t stored correctly in our brain, thus leaving it easily triggered resulting in flashbacks and unresolved distress. EMDR is a brain-based therapy that uses eye moments to engage parts of the brain responsible for safely storing these difficult memories.

This reprocessing of the memory makes it less distressing and is often achieved more quickly than with traditional talk therapy.

EMDR has helped many people of all ages cope with trauma and psychological distress and is our preferred trauma treatment.

Facts about EMDR

It’s effective beyond PTSD

EMDR is an effective treatment for PTSD and depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions that are impacted by a difficult memory.

It doesn’t eliminate the memory

EMDR does not erase the memory but rather makes it less distressing. Clients consistently report the distressing memory feeling less severe and disruptive.

It helps many people

EMDR is effective with both children and adults.

Relief can come quickly

EMDR clients can feel relief almost immediately following one processing session however this varies from client to client.

Benefits of EDMR therapy

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Quick and effective

EMDR can produce significant improvements in symptoms and functioning in fewer sessions than traditional talk therapies.

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Reduces symptoms

EMDR has been shown to reduce symptoms of trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts or memories. It can also help individuals better regulate their emotions and improve their overall sense of well-being.

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Targets root causes

EMDR is designed to target the root causes of trauma, rather than just the symptoms.

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Minimises reliving trauma

EMDR helps individuals process traumatic memories in a way that minimises the likelihood and emotional responses to traumatic triggers.

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Applicable to many types of trauma

EMDR is a versatile therapy that can be applied to a wide range of traumatic experiences for both single-event and complex trauma.

Check out this video to learn more about EMDR

Resources for you

One part of therapy is examining how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviour. Here is a resource you can use today to help you improve your ability to recognise ways of thinking that may negatively impact your mental health.

Start EDMR

Think EMDR might be right for you? Book an initial consultation with us to determine if EMDR is a suitable therapy for you. EMDR includes 8 structured stages of therapy with processing sessions being 90 minutes in length.