EMDR  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What is EMDR Psychotherapy? //

EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy originally developed for the treatment of trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

EMDR Psychotherapy has been approved and recommended by the World Health Organization as one of the most effective methods for treatment of post-traumatic symptoms.

Besides that, research has shown that EMDR Psychotherapy is useful treating a wide range of traumatic experiences, also back in childhood, such as

  • Bullying
  • Mental and physical abuse
  • Generally harsh upbringing in the family

But also actually triggered traumatic experiences related to

  • Accidents,
  • Violence
  • Rape
  • War experiences etc.

In addition to trauma and PTSD EMDR psychotherapy is effective against a variety of other symptoms such as


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Fear of flying, dentist
  • Self-esteem problems etc.

Recent research indicates that EMDR treatment has a positive effect on emotional overeating and is therefore a promising approach to weight loss. Read more here.

Besides the actual treatment EMDR psychotherapy can be used as an additional approach in working with personal and managerial development, (“Performance Management” ) as well as the interview with Dr. Francine Shapiro, who developed the EMDR psychotherapy.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, originally developed to treat

  • Trauma
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Eva Resting | M.Sc. psychology, Specialist and Supervisor in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Re-accredited Practitioner in EMDR //

Eva is a member of EMDR Denmark and EMDR Europe.

See also the interview with Dr. Francine Shapiro, who developed the EMDR psychotherapy.

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