WHAT IT IS?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR for short) is a relatively new therapy – established within the last 10-15 years. It is an extremely effective treatment for people – children, young people and adults – who have had traumatic experiences. It can also help with a variety of emotional and behavioural problems.
There is a wealth of information about current research available on the worldwide web.
HOW CAN EMDR HELP?
EMDR is an approach that seems to help unblock the brains processing, so that traumatic memories can become ‘’ordinary’’ memories. We do not know precisely how this treatment works. It may have something to do with the alternating left-right stimulation of the brain – or with REM sleep, in which eyes often move from side to side on their own. The eye movements may helf to process the unconscious material.
WHAT IS IT?
Lifespan Integration (LI) is a gentle body-based therapy that focuses on the mind-body system for healing. It facilitates neural integration and rapid healing in clients of all ages, and is effective with a broad range of therapeutic issues. It facilitates attachment repair and the clearing of past trauma without re-traumatizing. The process combines active imagination, the juxtaposition of ego states in time, and a visual timeline of memories.
HOW CAN LI WORK?
After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age appropriate ways. Clients who begin LI therapy with memory gaps are eventually able to connect the pieces of their lives into a coherent whole. Clients report that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.