Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is used to treat the symptoms of trauma.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) for trauma

EMDR Assessment - Addiction Psychology Clinic

The thoughts, feelings and memories we have from traumatic events can get stuck, making it difficult to move on from them.

The aim of EMDR is to help people to process distressing memories from traumatic events.

During sessions clients recall traumatic events whilst simultaneously receiving bilateral stimulation via a rhythmic pattern. Bilateral stimulation can include moving your eyes from side to side or tapping movements on different sides of your body.

The technique is backed by research and is well accepted as an effective means of addressing the impacts of trauma.