Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is typically known for the treatment of trauma but is now being used to successfully treat individuals in a wide range of conditions such as depression, OCD, phobias and difficulties of self-regulation such as panic attacks and addiction.

How does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment help?

EMDR does two very important things; “unlocks” the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and helps the brain successfully process the experience.

What happens in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

In a session of EMDR an individual is asked to bring an unpleasant image, memory or negative belief related to their traumatic event or situation to mind.  With these thoughts and images in mind, individuals are also asked to move their eyes side-to-side for several seconds. Afterwards, the individual will deep breathe and discuss what was brought up during the exercise. Whatever was brought up can then be used for another exposure exercise. This cycle continues until distress has reduced.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) at Nightingale Hospital London

At Nightingale Hospital EMDR treatment for PTSD, trauma and other conditions can be accessed in London as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. To understand the most suitable for your needs and personal circumstances our team would welcome your call.

We have a number of EMDR specialists and therapists with a breadth of experience to match your individual situation. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment right for you?

EMDR is included as a recommended therapy in the NICE guidelines for trauma and PTSD and has supported many individuals suffering from the mental health conditions listed below. Advances are constantly being made in the understanding of the neurological and Autonomic Nervous System underpinnings of many psychological conditions. This understanding points at why some of the EMDR protocols appear to have such a remarkable effect on individuals who have previously appeared ‘stuck’ or ‘treatment resistant’.

If EMDR treatment doesn’t sound right for you and your family, please remember there are other therapy treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. If you need advice on trauma, PTSD, EMDR treatment or EMDR therapists and specialists we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.

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