Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, (EMDR)
EMDR is a powerful treatment which has been very successful in helping people who suffer:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress
I have also used it successfully for sports performance and business procrastination.
” I suffered many years with post traumatic stress, I went to Trevor after a friend told me about him. I was not sleeping properly because of anger issues after three failed marriages in ten years, due to my behaviour.
A week before I went to see Trevor I tried to end my life, not for the first time.
After my initial double session that involved giving Trevor a history of the last few years, I felt safe, and confident that Trevor could help me.
I had a further 8 sessions; after four sessions I started to feel better, by the end I felt much calmer, my sleep improved and bad dreams stopped. I have not felt this good in years.”
EMDR IS AN EIGHT PHASE PROCESS
Phase 1: The first phase is a history taking session.
Phase 2: During the second phase of treatment I will ensure you have several different ways of handling emotional distress, for example: using relaxation techniques.
Phases 3-6: In phases three to six, a target is identified and processed using EMDR procedures. These involve the client identifying three things:
The vivid visual image related to the memory
A negative belief about self
Related emotions and body sensations
Phase 7: In phase seven: closure, we will review previous sessions.
Phase 8: Is further closure and dealing with any future concerns.
During all sessions you will be asked to keep a log of any dreams, negative thoughts and feelings and what action you took to overcome these thoughts and feelings.
Research has been carried out by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
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