What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy, short for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, is a unique type of therapy designed to help people recover from distressing experiences that continue to affect their mental health. Imagine your mind as a library where memories are stored. Sometimes, especially with traumatic events, a memory can get "stuck" in a way that keeps causing stress, fear, or sadness. EMDR is not about forgetting the past but about changing the emotional impact that memory has on you. It's like organizing that library in your mind so that the memory doesn't keep triggering strong negative feelings. People often find EMDR helpful for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other issues stemming from difficult experiences.