Overcoming the effects of trauma

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a unique, powerful therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. It stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess them properly.

EMDR is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it can also help with a range of mental health conditions in people of all ages.

EMDR in the media

Please note, various media coverage is shown here in order to share with you many different people’s experiences of EMDR treatment. For authoritative descriptions and definitions of the therapy please return to this site as the EMDR Association is not responsible for third party content.

October 2018

The American comedian Adam Clayton Holland talks about how EMDR helped him, following his sister’s suicide, in an excerpt from his new book published in GQ magazine.

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EMDR trainer and therapist, Gus Murray, appeared on RTE Today with Maura and Daithi to talk about EMDR therapy.

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September 2018

The Guardian newspaper ran a feature on EMDR after former Spice Girl Mel B announced she was having the therapy.

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June 2018

BBC TV’s Victoria Derbyshire programme interviewed Gemma Dowler, the sister of murdered schoolgirl Milly, on the anniversary of what would have been her 30th birthday.  Gemma received EMDR after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the tragedy.

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