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EMDR( eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)
EMDR is an acronym for 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing'. EMDR is a powerful psychological
treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the .
As a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute, she published the first research data to support
the benefits of the therapy in 1989
Since then a wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents.
Since its original development, EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues and performance anxiety. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.(EMDR association UK and Ireland 2015)
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