How can EMDR Help me
EMDR Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing is a technique commonly used with trauma. Modern science has found a connection between the way we use our eyes and how we access and process information within the mind. During REM sleep (dream sleep) our eyes consistently move as information from the previous day is processed and understood.
What if we could use a processing mechanism used in the most natural of processing (sleep) in a conscious state to work on a specific issue?
This is the question EMDR poses allowing us to consciously task the brain to reprocess and thus de-traumatise a specific event or series of events for an individual. I liken it to giving the mind map co-ordinates and asking it to ‘work on this please’ as opposed to the mind picking and choosing for itself what to work on during sleep.
While bringing to mind a traumatic incident (although there is no need to share any details with the therapist unless you wish), the therapist will direct your eyes in a series of patterns, facilitating a reprocessing function.
After each round most clients describe feeling calmer and less concerned with events that may have been a 10 on a scale of 1-10 in terms of distress when we began.
It is a simple and non-invasive way to work with trauma and while it’s a technique I often use within my coaching and hypnotherapy work, EMDR can be booked as an individual session.
EMDR is £55 per 1 hour session.