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

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamAnxiety, Blog


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.