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What is EMDR?

The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. However, when something out the ordinary occurs your natural coping mechanisms can become overloaded, with disturbing experiences remaining frozen in the brain. These memories can be continually triggered when similar events are experienced, creating anxiety, panic, anger or despair.

What is an EMDR session like?

EMDR facilitates the natural healing ability of your body. Bilateral stimulation of the brain can be conducted in various ways, including rapid eye movement, tapping, or other physical movements. In a session, you will experience bilateral stimulation (BLS) for a short while, and then you will be asked to report back on the experience. With repeated sets of BLS, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and becomes neutralized. Additionally, other associated memories often heal at the same time.

EMDR has been used to treat:

- Anxiety and panic attacks

- Depression

- Phobias

- Sleep problems

- Complicated grief

- Pain relief & Addictions

- Self-esteem and performance anxiety


During EMDR treatment, you will remain in control, fully alert and awake. EMDR has been established by extensive research, and has successfully helped treat millions of individuals. The World Health Organization recognizes EMDR Therapy as having the most successful outcomes in treating trauma.

The combination of EMDR with Art Therapy is often highly effective, particularly in working with children and adolescents.