(Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

Newcastle NSW Australia

So what is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR stands for… wait for it… Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing… yes it’s a bit of a mouthful.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy is endorsed by the World Health Organisation as the best evidence based treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are more clinical trials supporting EMDR than any other talk therapy such as CBT.  More informations can be found at EMDR Europe, EMDR Australia and EMDR International. EMDR Therapy is an effective treatment that can also provide immediate relief for:

Panic attacks
Personality disorders
Complicated Grief
Dissociative disorders
Pain disorders
Body dysmorphic disorders
Eating Disorders
Sexual or Physical abuse
Performance anxiety
Stress reduction
Disturbing memories

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EMDR targets negative core beliefs attached to adverse emotional experiences and memories stored in the nervous system. EMDR is made up of numerous components that include mindfulness and stress-reduction practices that proceed bi-lateral eye movements assisted by an EMDR therapist.

EMDR treatment replicates the rapid bilateral (left-to right) eye movement that happens during our Repeated Eye Movement (REM) sleep.

REM sleeps acts as a filtering system for all our emotional experiences. When we are troubled by adverse life effects our emotions get stored in the body. The same eye movement process is used in EMDR to induce a stimulating effect on the brain. The results are that trauma and stressful memories are gradually released from the clients central nervous system so that an adaptive belief can be installed.

Bruce Lipton, renowned cell biologist and author of the bestseller, The Biology of Belief, recommends EMDR as one of the most effective modalities for reprogramming the subconscious mind.

Lipton states that “Energy psychology treatments” such as EMDR Therapy is a powerful way “we can rewrite those destructive programs that occupy our subconscious field.”

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Please go to my Insights page for more information about EMDR.  For answers to some of your questions about EMDR Treatment click here.

If you are interested in my Self Adminstered EMDR Training Package find out more here.