What Problems are Helped with EMDR?
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
EMDR can help with:
Lack of motivation
Memories of a traumatic experience
Unrealistic feelings of guilt and shame
Fear of being alone
Difficulty in trusting others
EMDR works by stimulating the left and right sides of the brain using various techniques that may include following the therapists fingers back and forth with the eyes, tapping on the hands or listening to left and right audio beats. It is not just about using these techniques though, as the client will spend some time talking to the therapist about their background and developing in their mind, with the help of the therapist, a safe place.
It is not possible to say how many sessions would be needed before the benefits are felt, it can be as little as one but is generally more.
The therapist is trained to guide you through and keep you safe throughout the whole process.
Each session is approximately one hour. It can be helpful but not necessary to have sessions a week apart, although some clients may prefer to have them just days apart.
Keith Travis has been trained in EMDR and coaching, parts 1,2 and 3 by The EMDR Centre London.
EMDR is £49 per session