Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR therapy the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Therapist directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping.
EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.
EMDR therapy uses a three pronged protocol:
(1) the past events that have laid the groundwork for dysfunction are processed, forging new associative links with adaptive information;
(2) the current circumstances that elicit distress are targeted, and internal and external triggers are desensitised;
(3) imaginal templates of future events are incorporated, to assist the client in acquiring the skills needed for adaptive functioning.
10 sessions are usually required, one per week including consultations and coaching. Sessions can be 2 hours long.
EMDR is particularly good for those who don't want to or find it difficult to talk about what happened because you don't need to talk about the actually event. Its good for accidents, sexual attacks, violent attacks, abuse or any other trauma caused by events in the past that are affecting the present.
10 sessions cost £795.00
Payment Plan Options:
Week 1 - £265
Week 4 - £265
Week 8 - £265