The Vyas-Lee practice offers EMDR therapy in London for adults of all ages. Read on to learn more about this helpful treatment for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
What is EMDR?
EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is a therapy that can relieve distress linked to traumatic memories.
Scientific studies show that EMDR is an effective way to treat psychological distress. Both NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation) recommend EMDR to treat PTSD.
EMDR therapy can help relieve fear, shame, loss of control and other emotions that result from trauma. Your traumatic memories will become integrated with a positive sense of self, so that they no longer cause you distress.
During EMDR treatment, you will revisit traumatic memories while your conscious mind is occupied with bilateral stimulation. Bilateral stimulation is a visual, auditory or tactile stimulus which crosses the body in a rhythmic left to right pattern.
In EMDR eye movements are often the type of bilateral stimulation used. But your therapist may also use hand tapping or audio stimulation.
Recalling traumatic events while focusing on bilateral stimulation changes the way your brain processes these experiences. It helps your brain to integrate your traumatic memories into more adaptive memories. Adaptive memories are helpful memories that help us learn and evolve.
Symptoms it treats
EMDR therapy originated as a treatment for the symptoms of PTSD. But it can also be a helpful treatment for depression and panic disorder. Let’s explore the symptoms of each in turn:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hyperarousal (feeling on edge)
- Avoidance and numbing
- Angry outbursts
- Trouble concentrating
- Low mood or sadness
- Feeling hopeless, helpless, or guilty
- Crying for no reason
- Feeling irritable
- Lack of motivation
- Not enjoying things that used to bring pleasure
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
Panic disorder (panic attacks) symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling choked
- Chest pain
- Sense of dread
Why choose Vyas-Lee for EMDR in London?
There are a number of reasons to choose The Vyas-Lee Practice over other practitioners offering EMDR in London.
Here’s why you might choose EMDR at The Vyas-Lee Practice:
- You want to work with an approachable, inclusive therapist
- You want your therapist to take time to explore your background and culture
- You want simple explanations and no medical jargon
- You want to unlock your mind’s ability to heal itself through a unique therapy
- You are looking for freedom from the impacts of trauma
Book an appointment for private EMDR therapy
Get in touch with us today to discuss private EMDR therapy with The Vyas-Lee Practice. We’d love to help you feel better.