Paul Kelly - EMDR
 

"EMDR has freed me from a lifetime of anxiety. I can't thank Paul Kelly enough"

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing has proved very useful in a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and most phobias and disorders.

For example, I have treated some people who have been on long-term sickness absences suffering from severe depression and anxiety. All have benefited from the technique and returned to work after a few weeks. Some were able to return to normal life after years of being unable to leave their homes, after having been involved in horrific road traffic accidents. Some adolescents who have found EMDR useful had been suffering from various eating disorders and surrounding issues connected with bereavement. Many who were facing relationship difficulties have sucessfully resolved their problems.

How does EMDR work?

Old disturbing memories can be stored in isolation in the brain. They get locked in the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved. The old distressing material just keeps getting triggered over and over again.

This prevents learning/healing taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve the problem. The two just cannot connect.

EMDR helps a linking to take place. New information can come to mind and resolve the old problems.

This may be what happens spontaneously in REM or Dream sleep when eye movements help processing unconscious material.

EMDR is based on Adaptive Information Processing and works with the Adaptive Memory Network. It is an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which integrates aspects of Psychodynamics , Experiential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Body Based and Systems Therapy.

"Mr. Kelly is very patient, with the best understanding of how post-traumatic stress
affects a person. No other therapist I have met has managed to help me overcome years
of stress, anxiety, depression. EMDR felt quite strange at first, but it really works "