Why EMDR is So Effective?

Why EMDR is so Effective?

During REM sleep, the brain is attempting to process survival information until it’s resolved.

Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a potent trauma treatment developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro (left), a literature professor who was diagnosed with cancer.  The shock of suddenly finding her survival was under threat, affected her so strongly that Dr. Shapiro mindfully paid attention to how her body was reacting. Continue reading “Why EMDR is So Effective?”

Understanding Trauma – A Guide for Adults and Adolescents

Understanding Trauma – How to Get Help

Understanding trauma – Some people recover from a trauma with no or little additional support, especially if symptoms are mild. However, many people can develop chronic symptoms that can be long lasting. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the name given to describe these symptoms. Psychological support can be very effective in helping people with PTSD. Therapies available on the NHS include Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (tf-CBT). Continue reading “Understanding Trauma – A Guide for Adults and Adolescents”

What is PTSD and what are the Symptoms?

What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day life. Continue reading “What is PTSD and what are the Symptoms?”