‘Time 4 You’ News
Sandra Bell, Director of Time 4 You Psychological Services, has recently completed Part 1 and Part 2, intensive trauma based training entitled EMDR. As well as completing a specialist module in order to work with children and adolescents, Sandra will complete the final Part 3 module early next month.
What is EMDR therapy?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EDMR is evidence based and recommended for the treatment of trauma based on the idea that eye movements can significantly reduce the effects of distressing thoughts. If you’ve had something extremely traumatic happen to you, the memory of it can come crashing back into your mind, either as flashbacks or nightmares. It can be so vivid that you feel like you are being forced to relive that terrible moment again and again without warning. It’s thought the reason for this is that when the trauma happens, you’re so overwhelmed that your mind cannot process the information properly. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, can change the way memories are stored by your brain making it much easier to manage the distressing event and allowing you to live life more fully.