EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – desensitization and processing by eye movement, a technique for influencing automatic brain reactions associated with negative events and causing such negative feelings as fear, phobias, panic and others.
This method of psychological influence was developed and patented by Francine Shapiro in 1987 with the financial support of the US military department. The main goal was to quickly and effectively deal with post-traumatic stress disorder of combatants.
After being tested on thousands of military personnel, not only with PTSD, but also with other problems, this method began to be used on civilians. After the death of EMDR creator Shapiro, new protocols have emerged that work with other psychological difficulties.
The World Health Organization has officially recognized and recommends this method of dealing with trauma and stressful situations. Since recently, DPG has been used in the Russian Guard and the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
This site was created for anyone interested in psychotherapy using the EMDR method – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR – desensitization and processing with the help of eye movements).
Our goal: to make information about the EMDR method more accessible to the Russian-speaking audience. To help make EMDR more understandable and familiar to both clients and therapists; that training takes place with certified specialists and meets international standards; so that its application is based on deep and thorough knowledge.
About the EMDR method
EMDR (EMDR) is a psychotherapy method originally developed to relieve the distress associated with traumatic memories. He has worked successfully with the consequences of traumatic events such as depression, anxiety, phobias, acute grief, somatic disorders and addictions.
EMDR was developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro, a psychologist and researcher at the Institute for Psychical Research, Palo Alto, USA. EMDR is a complex system of psychotherapy that includes elements of other psychotherapeutic schools. The method is well integrated into the therapeutic process of different directions. Its effectiveness has been confirmed by hundreds of published reports, as well as more than twenty controlled studies.
Who is the EMDR method suitable for?
We use EMDR therapy in London in the processing of various stressful situations, showing close to 100% efficiency when working with:
- panic attacks
- negative self-concepts (I am a nonentity, I am a loser, I am a loser)
- fears and phobias (aerophobia, water phobia, etc.)
- stress in business and family
- negative beliefs (I can’t do anything, I’m not worthy)
- acute grief, parting, loss
- betrayal and divorce
- intrusive memories and thoughts
- childhood psychotraumas (maltreatment, threat to life or safety, violence, etc.)
- psychosomatic disorders and diseases
Advantages of the DPDH method
- Speed. This way of processing negative memories and consequences in the present time can be done in 3-5 hour sessions. Which, in comparison with other classical and more traditional methods, outstrips the efficiency by 5-10 times.
- Price. The speed with which the EMHD copes with the above problems saves not only years of therapy with a classical psychologist, but also a wallet. No additional equipment other than a computer is needed to bring with the operator.
- Efficiency. With the correct use of the method with an experienced operator (therapist) and the identification of the source of the problem, the proven effectiveness of the method is 97% without rollbacks and remissions.
- No contraindications (except for epilepsy, psychiatric diseases and eye diseases – glaucoma, etc.).
Can I use the EMDR method on my own?
In short, no. The fact is that eye movement is only 10% of the entire therapy method. Despite the widespread number of videos on the Internet with a ball running from left to right, this is not the only step towards the result. The protocol has more than 10 points and more than 10 repetitions.
Also, every second client experiences the so-called blocking – an involuntary stop of processing and difficulties that go unnoticed by the client himself, but are visible from the outside to an experienced operator.
Most often, it is the inability to see oneself from the outside or the inexperience of a specialist conducting therapy with this method that leads to a lack of effectiveness and leaves a trail of reviews without a result of processing.
GRDP for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers and Self-Employed
This type of therapy is suitable for different situations and is often part of a coaching or mentoring practice. I highlight a number of situations where it is appropriate to use and work with bilateral stimulation:
- fear of action
- fear of public speaking
- fear of scale and leadership
- fear of success and recognition
- fear of failure
- fear of missed opportunities (FOMO)
- burnout, procrastination, recycling
Where to go and how to choose a specialist
To choose a worthy specialist, you need to go through an initial consultation. DPDH therapy cannot be prescribed without in-depth diagnosis. Also, the operator should not be afraid of obstacles and difficulties during the session – tears, headaches and newly surging experiences of the client are the main indicator of the active processing of negative manifestations of the present.
A competent operator works both offline and online with good lighting, high-quality communication and a video camera (webcam) of the client.