EMDR Therapy is a model of psychotherapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This innovative and powerful psychotherapy model was developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in 1987 primarily to address the impact of trauma, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It is also now being used effectively for many other problems as well as performance enhancement with clients such as actors, athletes and managers.
Strictly controlled studies of EMDR Therapy have been published that validate its effectiveness. Research has proven that this amazing, comprehensive therapy helps people resolve issues of many kinds more quickly than other therapies. It is useful for overcoming stressful experiences of all kinds even deeply embedded memories or traumas, which can be the basis of your depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and phobias.
Sue is a Certified EMDR Therapist:
EMDR Therapy is a systematic approach involving bilateral sensory stimulation, such as eye-movements, tapping or sounds, administered while a client focuses on difficult feelings, anxiety, psychological and somatic symptoms or disturbing memories.
Psychotherapy which utilizes EMDR therapy, seems to facilitate the natural processing abilities of the brain and nervous system. An individual's normal healing abilities are activated and the body-mind balance is supported in its inner capacity to mend. We have all experienced stress or trauma to some degree when we were vulnerable. This causes beliefs or feelings to become stuck in us, leaving us with low self-esteem and other symptoms or problems.
Susan Hrovat, Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapist