EMDR therapy at Psychologist Amsterdam
The abbreviation EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is an effectively proven treatment method, which is often used if you suffer from a traumatic event. It may be the only intervention or form part of a therapy in which various interventions are applied.
EMDR is a fairly new therapy, discovered by the American psychologist Francine Shapiro. She discovered the principle of therapy by chance during a walk in a forest. She tried to let go of nasty thoughts that occurred to her and noticed that her eyes were moving back and forth as a result of the light coming into the forest. She felt that the emotional charge eventually diminished and she felt less uncomfortable thinking about it.
A lot of scientific research has been done into the effectiveness of EMDR therapy. The results of more than 20 controlled studies show that the efficacy of EMDR is sufficiently established.
Clients respond well to EMDR and the therapy is experienced as relative little emotionally stressful.
Psychologist specialized in EMDR: