As a result of the trauma, these unprocessed memories and the accompanying sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings are stored in the brain in ‘raw’ form. Here, they can be accessed when something in everyday life triggers a recollection of the original event.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) can alter the way these traumatic memories are stored within the brain – making them easier to manage. EMDR therapy can help with depression, phobias, anxiety and low self esteem.
EMDR therapy aims to:
- Reduce re-experiencing trauma memories.
- Help you feel more able to cope with and manage trauma memories without needing to avoid potential triggers.
- Help you feel more able to engage in and enjoy pleasurable activities and relationships.
- Reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, irritation and hypervigilance – allowing you to rest well, address pressure and/or conflict and go about your daily business without feeling fearful and prone to panic.
- Reduce feelings of isolation, hopelessness and depression.
- Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.
If you would like to know more or call and have an informal chat about how this form of therapy could help you, please get in touch with Janet on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01425 277199 and she will explain the process further.