EMDR is a unique therapy that helps people recover from problems caused by traumatic events in their lives. Historic traumatic events if not processed by the brain can continue to cause difficulty in everyday life. Some of these associated difficulties are:
super-alertness and an exaggerated startle response
avoidance of reminders of the events
feeling distanced or cut off from other people
trouble experiencing positive feelings
strong negative beliefs about yourself, other people or the world
EMDR therapy targets and helps the brain re-processes the memories of the traumatic experiences. EMDR is most well known and researched for treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it now proving helpful with a range of mental health problems.