Positive Minds

EMDR Therapy.

For EMDR visit one of our Clinics based in Manchester Oxford Street and Birchwod and Salford to see one of our Accredited Clinicians.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment now rated by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Exellence) and was used initially for trauma victims. www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG026publicinfo.pdf

During REM sleep, (Rapid Eye Movement), the brain processes information. The brain can then help us to come to terms with any information which might be traumatic to us.

Bi-Lateral eye movements simulates the movement of the eyes during REM sleep. This enables the client to become aware and begin to cope with any past and present experiences which are causing problems in their lives.

The clinician will carry out sets of bilateral stimulation - These are usually side to side movements which are being followed by the clients eyes and so simulating REM.

The therapist may use small flashing lights or other bi-lateral stimulation to help you.

What is EMDR?

During EMDR, the clinician will explain how the process of dual attention and personal association works. This is a gentle and often relaxing therapy where, after each set of eye movements the client will learn to let any thoughts or feelings come to the surface and then allow the clinician to continue with the eye movements. To learn more enter this site. apt.rcpsych.org/content/11/5/347.full

How can EMDR help you?

EMDR is used for Trauma including Combat, PTSD, Phobias, Abuse, Accident Victims, Positive Psychology, Anger and many other issues which are possibly linked to this list.

Contact us

Please contact Positive Minds where a member of our staff will be happy to help you.


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E mail:  bernadette@positivemindscaregroup.com

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