EMDR Therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro and is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an effective evidence-based treatment for trauma memories (including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD).  It is also helpful in reducing the distress associated with complex or unresolved grief, anxiety disorders, addictions, and many other psychological problems.

EMDR Therapy is based upon the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model of memory processing, which in simple terms proposes that some intense memories get ‘stuck’ in episodic memory, and do not move across into our historical (‘semantic’) memory systems in the way most experiences do.   EMDR Therapy markedly reduces the intensity of the memory to the point it no longer impacts daily functioning.

Researchers are still not 100% sure how exactly EMDR works, with a couple of theories still being tested by scientists, but the evidence is clear it does work very well for many people.

Bart Henrick has completed both Basic and Advanced training in EMDR Therapy and is a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia.  He has successfully used EMDR with a wide range of patients to effectively treat many different psychological problems.   Please contact us if you would like to discuss how EMDR Therapy might help you with any psychological symptoms you may be currently experiencing.

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