Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a powerful and evidence-based approach to healing trauma and facilitating emotional wellbeing. Rooted in the understanding of how the brain processes information, EMDR integrates elements of psychotherapy with bilateral stimulation, typically in the form of guided eye movements. This therapeutic technique was initially developed to alleviate symptoms associated with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but has also proven effective for other mental health challenges.
What is EMDR?
Unlike traditional talking therapies such as CBT, ACT and CFT, EMDR integrates bilateral stimulation, typically through guided eye movements, to facilitate the processing of distressing memories and emotions. During EMDR in Norwich with our clinical psychologist, individuals are encouraged to recall distressing memories while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation. This process helps the brain reprocess traumatic memories, allowing them to be integrated more adaptively.
The issues that EMDR can be effective for include:
- Trauma and PTSD: EMDR is particularly effective in helping individuals process and integrate traumatic memories, reducing the emotional charge associated with past experiences.
- Anxiety and Phobias: By targeting distressing memories and associated beliefs, EMDR can alleviate anxiety and phobic responses, promoting a sense of calm and control.
- Depression: EMDR addresses negative beliefs about oneself that contribute to depressive symptoms, fostering a more positive self-perception and emotional well-being.
- Grief and Loss: EMDR can aid in processing unresolved grief, allowing individuals to navigate the complex emotions associated with loss.
- Panic Attacks: EMDR helps identify and reprocess the underlying causes of panic attacks, leading to a reduction in the frequency and intensity of such episodes.
EMDR Therapy Norwich
At Angsana Psychology, our clinical psychologist Dr Jinnie Ooi offers EMDR therapy in Norwich, tailored to meet your unique needs. We conduct a thorough assessment to understand your specific challenges and therapeutic goals, before setting out a plan for your EMDR sessions. Whether you’re grappling with trauma, anxiety, or other mental health concerns, EMDR incorporates various phases, ensuring a comprehensive and targeted approach to create lasting change.
Contact us today to learn more about EMDR therapy in Norwich, and to schedule your initial consultation with our clinical psychologist.