You have probably already heard or read about the term EMDR in conjunction with trauma or therapy. You may have asked yourself what it actually is exactly. The abbreviation EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
EMDR is one of the most intensively researched methods of trauma therapy in the world, one whose efficacy has been proved time and time again. It was developed in California by clinical psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro. Originally intended for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), EMDR is today successfully used in many other areas. EMDR can be creatively combined with other modalities. In addition to its uses in therapy, coaching and counselling it can be used for self help.
Over the following pages you will learn all you need to know about EMDR: how it was developed, its results, and the applications of this quick, effective method.