A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Since its original development, EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues and performance anxiety. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.

TRAUMA AID UK (Formerly known as HAP UK & IRELAND)

Trauma Aid UK (formerly HAP UK & Ireland)

A registered Charity, affiliated to the EMDR Association UK & Ireland, Trauma Aid UK provides training in EMDR to local mental health professionals working with people in their own traumatised communities worldwide such as Bosnia-Hercegovina, India, Pakistan, Palestine and Indonesia. The goal is to help alleviate suffering caused by conflict and natural disasters. Trauma Aid UK also arranges for EMDR Consultants to provide EMDR Supervision online to the trainees in their own countries. EMDR Trainers and Consultant Supervisors offer their services voluntarily. To find out more and support Trauma Aid UK by becoming a member please visit

In support of HAP’s work and in keeping with the EMDR UK & IRELAND’s charitable objects, we sponsored two trainee consultants from low income countries (Bosnia & Poland) with free places on the Consultant training in 2014: