EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitisation EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation EMDR. When we experience a traumatic situation, our lives can quickly change quite dramatically. Although it can feel like it is a permanent condition, it need not be; with the right assistance and therapy, the good news is that people can and do make a complete and full recovery.

Sue Daniels, our Jigsaw ‘in-house’ EMDR Practitioner is fully trained and very experienced in working with those affected by trauma from rape and sexual violence to a road traffic collision, to provide a way forward and to work with you towards post-traumatic growth.

EMDR is an effective and powerful psychological treatment intervention that was developed by Francino Shapiro, an American Psychologist. Therapists must have a background in the mental and emotional health arena before undertaking good quality EMDR training, which can take anything from two to three years with an approved training provider.

Shown by extensive scientific research studies, EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as it delivers bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation with specialist tappers, this repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.

PTSD and associated symptoms can manifest in many of the following conditions;

  • Complex Bereavement
  • Criminal Injury/Assault
  • Road Traffic Collision
  • Fire Survivors
  • Robbery
  • Criminal Incidents
  • Bullying and Intimidation Behaviours
  • Critical Incidents
  • Military Personnel
  • Rape/Sexual Violence
  • Childhood Sexual Assault
  • Childhood Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Terrorist Attacks
  • Vicarious Trauma