Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that assists people in processing and recovering from past experiences that affect their wellbeing and mental health.
This form of therapy uses a combination of talking therapy and side-to-side eye movements. This helps you to process any negative or harmful emotions, images, body sensations and thoughts associated with past experiences. In doing so, it helps to kickstart the healing process after undergoing trauma, helping you to gain a new perspective and ease the burden of any symptoms.
Who can this help?
EMDR was developed to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma. However, it can also help people with various other mental health struggles, including depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues.
How does it work?
EMDR is structured in nature. Your therapist will assess your symptoms and then work with you as you begin to understand how your past experiences have shaped your present life. You’ll gain an understanding of why your symptoms are manifesting, and how the trauma has affected your mind.
Some people only require six EMDR sessions to dramatically change their lives, though others may require more – it depends on an individual situation.
Want to learn more?
To learn more about EMDR, call our team at Cheshire Wellness Centre, fill in our contact form or schedule a visit to come and see us in person.