The use of EMDR for trauma
When intruders broke into the home of reality star Dorit Kemsley, she was petrified that they would hurt her children. Inevitably this is a trauma that needs to be healed, and so she turned to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to free herself of the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Not long ago, Prince Harry also discussed how much he benefited from EMDR, when his flights back to the UK would trigger him, bringing up traumatic memories of his mother’s sudden death.
EMDR is recognized as an 'A' level of treatment for trauma (World Health Organization), and it is recognized by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence as one of two empirically supported treatments of choice for adult Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
It is great that more people are speaking openly about their experiences of trauma, and it is even more important that they are showing how they have benefited from empirically supported approaches such as EMDR.
If you would like to book an appointment with an experienced EMDR therapist, book online today
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist in Ridgewood (NJ) and author
+1 (201) 779-6917
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