EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic approach to help people who are struggling to cope with trauma, anxiety depression and other behavioural and emotional difficulties to help get them back on their feet. It is an evidence based treatment, backed up by research. It has been approved by Government and health agencies such as NICE(National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and ISTSS (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) This service is available for adults and children and has be proved to be effective with all ages.
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What is Trauma ?
Trauma is defined as anything that causes a person to feel unsafe, uncomfortable or embarrassed. It will vary from person to person as it is subjective. One person can experience an event as a trauma, where another person would not. It can cover a wide spectrum of situations: being teased, laughed at, spoken to crossly, temporary separations, through to accidents, illness, sustained bullying abuse, either witnessed or experienced.
So some may appear to be small things and others more obviously not, but if they prove distressing to the person, the effects can be long lasting and benefit from EMDR therapy.