EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation + Reprocessing is the most researched form of trauma therapy for the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences.
Traumatic or stressful events can prevent the brain from processing the information as it normally does, resulting in a “block” that can be experienced as a fragmentation of the self. These blocks may continue to affect us negatively well past the original trauma because they were not properly ‘processed’ at the time they occurred.
As the brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward social engagement, connectedness and growth; once processed, we can release the negative charge from our minds and bodies, so that past events are no longer limiting us in the present.
EMDR was initially developed to treat post-traumatic stress and is also very effective for alleviating depression, anger, anxiety, fears and stress.