Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a technique used primarily for treating traumas and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is based on the idea of having the patient access the traumatic memory while inducing bilateral brain stimulation either by:
- Stimulation through eye movements (patient is asked to follow therapist’s moving fingers; or the moving lights on a light box)
- Stimulation through sounds (using variable clicks)
- Stimulation through variable light taps on the palms
- Recalling the distressing event while being asked to follow different finger movements (or following moving lights on a light-box); variable clicks, sounds or taps on the palms.
Throughout the process the client is asked to rate the level of distress exprienced on a scale of 1-10 while the therapist interweaves different kinds of stimulation to jolt the stuck memory and get it to process and move on.
What can Counselling help with?
Counselling is a long established and clinically proven form of psychological help that can help to address a large range of issues, including the following:
- Eating Disorders
- Job worries / loss
- Managing Change
- Mental Health
- Panic Attacks
- Personal Development
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Suicidal feelings
- Terminal Illness
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Other therapies available at The Heath
The following are just a few alternative therapies available at The Heath: