What is EMDR?
EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. EMDR is a NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved therapeutic technique for trauma and PTSD. Many clients with impairments have experienced trauma, this can be through many ways:
- Invasive surgery or hospitalisation
- Chronic pain can be traumatic
- The time of accident or injury
- During a diagnosis of illness, disease or condition
- Those born with impairments are at a higher risk of trauma, such as childhood neglect, sexual or physical abuse or poor attachment with parents
- Trauma due to disability hate crime
- Ongoing small traumas, such as being excluded from places, situations and friendships, as well as difficult contact with members of the public. Over time this can build up to a more severe traumatic level.