EMDR Relational


EMDR Relational Advanced Style

EMDR is the use of an eye movement method and a set of protocols to help desensitize clients to the effects of trauma. It is research evidenced and NICE recommended for PTSD and trauma work. Basic EMDR is a very simple process which is used by both psychotherapists and “EMDR Practitioners” who have completed a basic therapist training.

Relational EMDR is an advanced model of EMDR combined with relational therapy, and is used for mode complex trauma and relational cases where life events of a traumatic nature have made significant negative impacts on the development of the client.

Is EMDR a new therapy?

EMDR was developed by Shapiro after she noticed that eye movement helped her to manage negative recall from her own trauma. Investigation and research has indicated that this is because eye movement replicates the phenomenon of rapid eye movement that we experience as part of sleep. Thus the method mimics the restorative, processing and memory modifications of a natural sleep cycle, but on demand.

NLP eye processing cues predate EMDR and are very similar, and many of the associated protocols of EMDR application are simply taken from existing psychotherapy methods.

EMDR therefore represents a very useful new tool for psychotherapists to use, but is really just an additional adaptation of existing knowledge. The 7 stage protocols draw heavily from counselling interviewing, mindfulness and psycho-education.

What can EMDR help with?

Basic EMDR is used for PTSD and single event trauma. Basic EMDR can be used to process a series or combination of traumas over time.

Relational EMDR is designed to tackle more complex cases, and cumulative PSTD, such as abuse survivors who have had multiple incidents and traumas over time.

Who provides Relational EMDR?

Stuart is a fully accredited psychotherapist who has taken Master Class CPD training in relational EMDR for psychotherapists (see competences page). He is also accredited in hypnotherapy and is very experienced in trauma work, having been in clinical practice for over 25 years.

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