Indications for EMDR

Indications for EMDR

Today, the areas of application for EMDR are widespread. Bearing in mind that this method was originally developed in the 1980s for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in war veterans, it may surprise many to learn in just how many other areas EMDR can be successfully implemented.

The most important areas of application are as follows:

  • Traumatic experiences and related outcomes e.g.:
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (e.g. from an accident, sexual assault, death of a loved one, separation, loss of employment, retirement, bullying)
  • Fear and panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Addiction
  • Pain syndromes
  • Allergies
  • Psychosomatic complaints
  • Stress management
  • Burnout prevention
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Performance blocks
  • Exam nerves
  • Undesired behavioural patterns
  • Self-help