What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

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What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that helps people deal with upsetting experiences, especially traumas like accidents or difficult memories. During sessions, clients focus on these memories while also paying attention to something happening at the same time, like movements such as tapping hands or feet or the therapist moving their hand. This helps the brain process the memories in a healthier way, making them less distressing. EMDR is beneficial for those who have been through tough situations, such as accidents, abuse, or other distressing events, but can also be helpful for other experiences such as anxieties, phobias and also stresses related to emotional or relationship experiences. It can reduce the strong emotions linked to memories, experiences and events, making them easier to cope with, and often leads to feeling stronger and more in control.

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