There are several treatments that are designed to help sufferers of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other psychological disorders like depression and anxiety. Typically, these treatments may take many years to be fully effective, however there are possible treatments that can work on a much shorter term.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and is considered to be one of the most rapid treatments of post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological conditions. It’s a novel treatment, which uses eye movements to “dislodge “painful memories, allowing them to be processed more effectively, thereby reducing the symptoms associated with PTSD and other disorders.
Whilst a novel treatment, EMDR training courses are best taken by those with a background in mental health or psychology, e.g. social workers or mental nurses and professionals involved directly with therapy already, such as counsellors.
More specifically, an EMDR course covers everything from understanding the initial theory, in week one, to how to apply EMDR in a clinical setting, in part four. In between, you’ll be introduced to recognising symptoms associated with various psychological disorders to understanding root causes of conditions like PTSD.
The symptoms associated with conditions like PTSD and depression can vary, however often they are extremely severe and even life threatening. A training in EMDR is best suited to those individuals who have a passion about treating mental illness along with the intellectual and practical ability to deliver therapy.