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

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

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

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.

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:

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:

Whilst a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in the early 1980s, Michael Patterson lost both his arms in an IRA bomb. He was only 22 years old and had just got married. Michael gradually rebuilt his life, went back into education, and is now a distinguished EMDR Europe Accredited Senior Trainer based in Northern Ireland, awarded an OBE for his achievements. He and his wife tell the story of what happened to Michael and how he survived, with some fascinating psychological insights, for BBC1’s Critical Incident series (starting at 2:04 into the programme and resuming at 31:49):

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.

An excellent, in-depth description of EMDR on Youtube by Heather Cuffe, EMDR practitioner and Trauma Clinical Lead for an NHS Trust.  Heather is being interviewed by a tinnitus expert in Australia researching trauma therapy, as trauma can affect or cause the onset of tinnitus.

A journalist who suffered from trauma as a result of childhood domestic violence began EMDR during lockdown and found the results were profound.  The article includes quotes from EMDR Association Consultant Sandi Richman and some background to the history of the therapy.

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