Clinicians – Clare Beavan and Tracey Patrick
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a brief and effective evidence based treatment that is recognised by NICE for the treatment of trauma (Post Traumatic Distress Disorder, PTSD) and other emotional disorders.
It is based on the theory of information processing meaning that our memories are stored through multiple elements such as thoughts, feelings, sensations or images within the brain. When we experience a traumatic event or events, the memories can sometimes go unprocessed leaving the individual with negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can interfere with everyday life.
EMDR works through a specific 8 phase process that helps the individual to reduce subjective distress and to strengthen more helpful, adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event.
It works through the individual concentrating on the event(s) through the image, the sensations (smell, sights, feelings or sounds) and processing the memory whilst undergoing bilateral (side to side) eye movements, generated by the therapist. It results in the memory losing its intensity and becoming more like an ordinary memory. I
For more information about EMDR, please look at the link ‘What is EMDR’ on emdrassociation.org.uk
Moodwise is run by Clare Beavan and Tracey Patrick, qualified therapists. Please click on www.mood-wise.co.uk to find out more about EMDR as a therapy, about us or make contact on 07518 769846.
Clare Beavan & Tracey Patrick
Phone: 07518 769846