Nick Arnott-Steel

Registered Clinical Psychologist

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EYE-MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to reduce symptoms of emotional distress that  result from disturbing life events.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

IS EMDR THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

If you answer yes to one of the questions below, then EMDR can help.

  • Do you think about a past event (or events) more than you would like to?

  • Does this event (or events) upset or bother you?

  • Do you experience recurrent nightmares about the event?

  • Do you actively avoid thinking about a memory only to find you think about it more?

  • Do you have trouble letting go of your past?

  • Are you upset by a specific image or memory?

EMDR is an evidence based intervention designed to remove negative emotion from memories.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on: arnottsteelpsychology@gmail.com