What Is EMDR? How does EMDR work? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), developed by Dr Francine Shapiro. It has gained a lot of interest in recent years and there is now a lot of research telling us that it’s an effective treatment. To learn more about trauma and its treatment, take a look at our blog post: You Can Heal Trauma. EMDR therapy is a treatment that is strongly recommended by the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Complex PTSD for adults with PTSD.

You Can Heal Trauma

The J&R Clinical Psychologists team Anxiety, Blog

Trauma is derived from traumatikos, the Greek word for “wound”. Psychological trauma refers to being overwhelmed. When we are overwhelmed, we are less resilient and flexible, and we often feel disconnected from ourselves and from others. Have you experienced significant trauma in your life? You’re not alone. Two thirds of the Australian population will experience at least one major traumatic …

Study Skills & Tips

The J&R Clinical Psychologists team Anxiety, Blog, Performance Psychology

Before we start on study techniques, let’s be clear about how study is important to you. Studying can be tedious and difficult, and it takes time away from other things that are important to you. So, take a moment to consider ‘Why you are studying?‘ What are your short-term goals and what are your longer-term ones?  Why are you willing to put other activities on hold …

Managing Anxiety: Is it as simple as facing your fears?

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Feeling anxious from time to time is a completely normal part of the human experience. However, sometimes those feelings of anxiety can reach a frequency and intensity such that they interfere with how we’d like to live our lives. When anxiety is severe and/or chronic, it can be hugely restrictive and stop us from engaging fully in relationships and activities …