What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), available with Surrey Psychology, is a therapy that is focussed on the healing of traumatic life experiences. EMDR revolves around removing mental blocks caused through suffering and mental wounds that are preventing you from being able to move on with your life. Due to its nature EMDR is noted as being specifically useful for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).
How Does it Work?
EMDR can seem strange, but it is backed by evidence-based research and results. The clinician at Surrey Psychology will use detailed protocols and procedures to help your mind activate its natural healing processes. This will allow the information processing system to reprocess the traumatic events. The therapy is broken down into eight different phases, that run from history and treatment planning to evaluation. For help moving on from traumatic life events consider EMDR in Surrey.
The History of EMDR
The history of EMDR starts in 1987 with Francis Shapiro and her realisation, whilst walking in the park, that eye movement decreased the negative emotion connected to her own upsetting memories. From this she developed EMD, later changing the name in 1991 to EMDR to reflect the information reprocessing theory that explained the effects of the treatment.
Benefits of EMDR
We’ve written an article about the multiple benefits of EMDR. EMDR intensives can be particularly beneficial for those seeking concentrated and efficient healing.
Dr Gurpreet Kaur
Dr Gurpreet Kaur is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, fully equipped to administer EMDR from her clinic in Surrey. Dr Gurpreet Kaur is able to perform a host of other therapies, including counselling, CBT, ACT and mindfulness.
If you are interested in EMDR in Surrey, reach out today and start your journey to recovery by filling out our online form.