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September 2021

Gavandra was also interviewed by several newspapers when her autobiography ‘The Consequences of Love’ was first published.  This article in the Daily Mail includes a description of how EMDR therapy helped her.

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June 2021

During an interview on Red Table Talk, Paris Jackson talked to Willow Smith about having EMDR for her Post-traumatic stress disorder.  Yahoo News includes a link to that interview, and the article also explores EMDR therapy, interviewing three therapists who say it is very positive that Prince Harry and other celebrities are talking about the treatment.

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Referring to Prince Harry’s disclosure that he’d had EMDR to process the death of his mother, writer and teacher Christina Wyman describes her own experience of EMDR.  She credits the therapy with saving her life and says she understands, like Prince Harry, the consequences of being parented by those with unresolved traumas of their own.

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May 2021

As part of a new Apple TV series (‘The Me You Can’t See’) exploring mental health issues and treatments, Prince Harry is filmed during the course of an EMDR therapy session. 

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Kate Garraway has had the same EMDR therapy as Prince Harry for ‘traumatic events’

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A feature in The Daily Telegraph explores EMDR including an interview with EMDR UK President Michael O’Connor and a head teacher who benefitted from the therapy.

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The Independent reports how EMDR changed one woman’s life after the death of her mother.

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March 2021

Horatio Clare interviewed in the Evening Standard (see above for introduction).

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February 2021

An article about vaginismus suggests EMDR can be particularly helpful for the condition.

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January 2021

EMDR helped a woman suffering from endometriosis start listening to her body and learn to be kind to herself.

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December 2020

Jameela Jamil says EMDR helped her to overcome her eating disorder.

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November 2020

Former president of the EMDR Association, Dr Derek Farrell, has been awarded an MBE for services to Psychology.  Dr Farrell played a major part in establishing EMDR therapy in the UK and Ireland and is well known in the field internationally, setting up EMDR training in war-torn countries and those affected by national disasters. Closer to home, he continues to work with survivors of the Hillsborough Disaster and Grenfell. An academic at the University of Worcester, Dr Farrell established the first EMDR Therapy MSc course in the UK. Read more about Dr Farrell’s outstanding achievements and his own fascinating professional insights in this BBC Shropshire report.

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October 2020

The recently released ‘Huracán’ film about a martial arts fighter suffering from multiple personality disorder, aims to raise awareness of EMDR therapy, says its director Cassius Corrigan who places EMDR treatment sessions at the heart of the film:

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Matt Wesson, President Elect of the EMDR Association UK talks about the impact of Covid-19 on people’s mental health, the success of delivering EMDR online and its benefits during the pandemic and beyond:

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September 2020

Artist Julia Freeman has made eight videos inspired by the different stages of EMDR therapy,
following the resurfacing of grief for the loss of her father during lockdown.

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April 2020

In partnership with the EMDR Association, the charity Trauma Response Network has 300 volunteers EMDR therapists offering free therapy online in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. NHS and key workers are being prioritised, but it is open to anyone severely traumatised by the pandemic.  Sean Gardner, a businessman caught up in the Manchester Arena bombing founded Trauma Response Network together with EMDR therapists, to provide ‘mental health first aid’ in the aftermath of a mass trauma event. There are links to Manchester Evening News and Daily Mail.

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February 2020

A woman describes how EMDR helped her on the road to recovery from PTSD caused by the violence she suffered as a very young child growing up in the Ukraine.

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January 2020

A Canadian journalist describes how effective she found EMDR for the issues she was dealing with, and gives some background to the therapy.

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November 2019

Medical TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ takes EMDR as a storyline: the writer and producer gives an interview to explain why.

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October 2019

Experimental musician Nina Keith’s debut album was inspired by her experience of EMDR therapy:

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September 2019

A woman trapped in the doors of a train travelling at high speed, recovered from the lasting trauma of this experience with EMDR. Read her story in The Guardian:

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August 2019

A woman suffering from PTSD following the birth of her baby was able to recover with the help of EMDR

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July 2019

Article in the Guardian about mental health support for homeless people which mentions EMDR.

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June 2019

The founder of EMDR therapy, Francine Shapiro, died on 16th June 2019.

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May 2019

A young woman found EMDR helped her cope with the trauma of losing both her brothers to suicide in the same year.

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April 2019

Natasha Kaplinsky, the former BBC newsreader, talks about how she had EMDR to help her cope with the trauma of having been with her family on a boat which exploded in flames, injuring her and her daughter.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood talks about how EMDR is helping her cope with traumatic experiences. Please note that she says the therapy is only available for people who can afford to pay, as she lives in the USA, but in the UK it is available on the NHS..

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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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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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May 2018

A wide range of media interviewed businessman Sean Gardner who set up the charity Trauma Response UK with volunteer EMDR therapists after he was caught up in the Manchester Arena attack. Here is a selection of the press coverage:

The Times

Cosmopolitan

Happiful.com

Mentalhealthtoday.co.uk

March 2016

The Daily Mail reports on how EMDR helped a woman recover from anxiety and depression. Hannah Cooper’s ongoing problems stemmed from unprocessed memories around her parents’ divorce when she was just 11.

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August 2015

The Daily Mail explains how Sarah Cavanagh was diagnosed with PTSD 18 months after a traumatic labour. She started experiencing puzzling physical symptoms when she had to go back to work. EMDR therapy helped her dramatically in her recovery.

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November 2014

An account in Wales Online of a woman in her 30s who was finally helped by EMDR after years of eating disorders, depression and suicide attempts triggered by childhood sexual abuse.

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March 2014

In the Daily Record, Sheila Brill shares how EMDR changed her life after suffering with PTSD for 20 years. Mistakes during a difficult labour left her daughter disabled, and Sheila experienced traumatic flashbacks and fits of rage until she tried EMDR.

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February 2013

PTSD soldier story

A story of one soldier’s recovery from PTSD with EMDR

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February 2012

Hilary Horton

Despite her scepticism, nine sessions of EMDR therapy stopped Hilary Horton’s intense flashbacks. The Telegraph reports how, as an Air Force reserve nurse, she had been in a traumatic situation in Iraq that left her with serious PTSD.

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January 2009

Dr Michael Paterson

BBC News tells the story of Dr Michael Paterson OBE who was helped by EMDR following the loss of both his arms in the Northern Ireland Troubles. He went on to become a leading expert in EMDR in the UK and Ireland.

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