What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR is a non-invasive, self-healing therapy that has been used by trained mental health professionals since 1989.


EMDR reduces sensitivity to traumatic experiences, distressing feelings and negative beliefs.

EMDR is a quick and effective treatment using alternating eye movements, auditory and/or tactile stimulation. This stimulation unblocks disturbing, non-verbal information stored in memories and allows the information processing system to reach a healing resolution unique to the individual.

Although not part of the original EMDR treatment for mental health issues, clinical experiences have repeatedly demonstrated that EMDR also helps accelerate the physical healing process. It also helps with performance enhancement, whether it involves behavioural, mental or emotional functioning in areas such as creativity, academia, athletics or business.

This information on EMDR was adapted from www.healthyplace.com.

Who can benefit from EMDR?

Some examples how EMDR helped my patients:

"I can view the (disturbing) situation without emotion and with a fresh perspective. EMDR is like clearing out the closet of the mind; cleaning out feelings that I don't need anymore. I have space to unfold my potential."

Where can I find more information about EMDR?

For more information on EMDR, the following websites and books will be helpful: