Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

I have undertaken training with an EMDR Europe Accredited trainer http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk and I am a fully accredited member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. If you are interested in having this process, researching EMDR and how it helps is a good way to start.  There is a useful handout on the Get Self Help website www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ or view it here EMDR Client Handout  I also recommend researching Dr. Francine Shapiro, the American psychologist who discovered EMDR.  Here is a link to an interview with her, where she describes the process, the research undertaken, and its effectiveness in dealing with memories and feelings that have got stuck because of being unprocessed at the time when they occurred: https://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/francine-shapiro-emdr This quote is taken directly from the above link: “People may have no idea why they continually feel anxiety in social situations or when they talk to somebody at work, because the situation is linking them to an unprocessed memory, and those feelings are coming up automatically.” Copyright © 2014 Psychotherapy.net, LLC.  EMDR was reviewed positively in the daily Mail recently also - please look here. As well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDR can also be used for phobias, addictions, illness, somatic disorders, pain relief and complicated grief.  I have used it successfully for trauma following childhood abuse and domestic violence, fear of flying, eating disorders, disturbing thoughts, memories and dreams.  Single event traumas, (such as a car accident) that have happened (once) to someone who otherwise feels psychologically secure and healthy, can be processed in a small number of sessions, as little as 3.  For longer term, multiple traumas, considerably more sessions might be required.  Everyone processes differently so it is not possible to predict the precise number of sessions required before starting. EMDR sessions cost £75.00 per hour.  Sometimes, more than an hour is needed and this can be negotiated once we make a start and see how much time is needed for reprocessing old/stuck memories.  We can stop after an hour, although I find that it's good to keep going once we start. For insurance work, the charge for EMDR is £100.00 per session.

How does EMDR work?

When disturbing experiences happen, they are stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings that accompany it. When a person is very upset, the brain seems to be unable to process the experience as it would normally. Therefore, the negative thoughts and feelings of the traumatic event are "trapped" in the nervous system. Since the brain cannot process these emotions, the experience and/or it's accompanying feelings are often suppressed from consciousness. However, the distress lives on in the nervous system where it causes disturbances in the emotional functioning of the person. The EMDR Technique does two very important things. First, it "unlocks" the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and second, it helps the brain to successfully process the experience. The therapist works gently with the client, guiding him or her to revisit the traumatic incident. When the memory is brought to mind, the feelings are re-experienced in a new way. EMDR makes it possible to gain the self-knowledge and perspective that will enable the client to choose their actions, rather than feeling powerless over their re-actions. This process can be complex if there are many experiences connected to the negative feelings. The EMDR therapy sessions continue until the traumatic memories and emotions are relieved.
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Eye Movement

Desensitisation and

Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) I have undertaken training with an EMDR Europe Accredited trainer  http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk and I am a fully accredited member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. If you are interested in having this process, researching EMDR and how it helps is a good way to start.  There is a useful handout on the Get Self Help website www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ or view it here  EMDR Client Handout  I also recommend researching Dr. Francine Shapiro, the American psychologist who discovered EMDR.  Here is a link to an interview with her, where she describes the process, the research undertaken, and its effectiveness in dealing with memories and feelings that have got stuck because of being unprocessed at the time when they occurred: https://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/fr ancine-shapiro-emdr  This quote is taken directly from the above link: “People may have no idea why they continually feel anxiety in social situations or when they talk to somebody at work, because the situation is linking them to an unprocessed memory, and those feelings are coming up automatically.” Copyright © 2014 Psychotherapy.net, LLC.   EMDR was reviewed positively in the daily Mail recently also - please look here As well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDR can also be used for phobias, addictions, illness, somatic disorders, pain relief and complicated grief.  I have used it successfully for trauma following childhood abuse and domestic violence, fear of flying, eating disorders, disturbing thoughts, memories and dreams.  Single event traumas, (such as a car accident) that have happened (once) to someone who otherwise feels psychologically secure and healthy, can be processed in a small number of sessions, as little as 3.  For longer term, multiple traumas, considerably more sessions might be required.  Everyone processes differently so it is not possible to predict the precise number of sessions required before starting. EMDR sessions cost £75.00 per hour.  Sometimes, more than an hour is needed and this can be negotiated once we make a start and see how much time is needed for reprocessing old/stuck memories.  We can stop after an hour, although I find that it's good to keep going once we start. For insurance work, the charge for EMDR is £100.00 per session. How does EMDR work? When disturbing experiences happen, they are stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings that accompany it. When a person is very upset, the brain seems to be unable to process the experience as it would normally. Therefore, the negative thoughts and feelings of the traumatic event are "trapped" in the nervous system. Since the brain cannot process these emotions, the experience and/or it's accompanying feelings are often suppressed from consciousness. However, the distress lives on in the nervous system where it causes disturbances in the emotional functioning of the person. The EMDR Technique does two very important things. First, it "unlocks" the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and second, it helps the brain to successfully process the experience. The therapist works gently with the client, guiding him or her to revisit the traumatic incident. When the memory is brought to mind, the feelings are re-experienced in a new way. EMDR makes it possible to gain the self-knowledge and perspective that will enable the client to choose their actions, rather than feeling powerless over their re- actions. This process can be complex if there are many experiences connected to the negative feelings. The EMDR therapy sessions continue until the traumatic memories and emotions are relieved.
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Peterborough

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