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What is EMDR? – Kenya Society of Physiotherapists

There are a variety of treatments available to treat commonly-occurring psychiatric disorders.

A disorder called PTSD can be complex which involves the processing of stress following a trauma. Situations wherein painful memories become a problem to a person’s lifestyle is known as”PTSD. PTSD can be treated, and the treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization as well as Reprocessing is an effective treatment which can be more effective than the other forms of therapies.

Therapists work with client to ensure that the treatment is comfortable, enjoyable and productive. While the therapist may try to distract the patient using moving pencils or lights, their goal is to de-sensitize his brain from trauma’s root: the traumatic memories. Through time and therapy emotional reactions to these memories are likely to change.

EMDR can be a powerful technique for dealing with PTSD or C-PTSD. It can help patients stay calm and process their emotions about the past. Patients who used this technique experienced significant improvement over time in how they process feelings and memory.


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