The way back to life
EMDR was discovered by chance in the year 1987 by the American psychologist Francine Shapiro. While walking in the park, she noticed that eye movements seemed to reduce her negative feelings associated with her own stressful memories. In further experiments, she found that eye movements also had a stress-desensitising effect on other people. Shapiro later added other treatment elements, including a cognitive component, and developed a standard procedure she called Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD).
EMDR is a gentle and effective treatment method that was initially used primarily for the treatment of traumatized persons, but is now very successfully used for a much wider range of indications. EMDR makes it possible, for example, to process and solve burnout or extremely stressful experiences and images – trauma – as well as deep emotional pain in a short time. With EMDR, stress and anxiety can be regulated.
EMDR is the abbreviation of “Eye Movement-Desensitization-Reprossessing”.
Effect of EMDR
How does trauma arise?
Aim of EMDR
EMDR aims to rework the memory of the trauma and then sort it into the memory like a normal memory. Affected persons should no longer feel defensively transported back into the situation, but should be able to perceive and withstand the memories normally after trauma therapy.