“In 1987, a respected American Clinical Psychologist and Researcher, Dr Francine Shapiro, made the chance observation that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts and feelings under certain conditions. Dr Shapiro studied this scientifically. In the 1989 edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, she reported success using EMDR in treating victims of severe trauma. Since then EMDR has developed rapidly, and has been widely researched. It is now used by trained therapists all over the world.”  EMDR Europe

EMDR is a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) treatment for trauma and phobias. It is believed that the eye movements that your therapist helps you through move trauma memories to a part of your brain that is able to process them. It’s worth clicking through to this website for a fuller explanation. EMDR Europe