EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies The focus of EMDR treatment is the resolution of emotional distress arising from PTSD, difficult childhood experiences or the recovery from the effects of trauma and critical incidents such as road traffic accidents, assault and natural disasters. Other problems treated with EMDR are phobias, panic attacks and anxiety.
EMDR is recognised as being one of the most effective forms of therapy for those suffering from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD).
“All people with PTSD should be offered a course of trauma-focused pyschological treatment… eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)….” (Nice Guidelines CG26, 2005)
Another innovative focus of EMDR is performance enhancement which aims to improve the functioning of people at work, in sports and in the performing arts.
EMDR can be helpful for adults and children.