Trauma, from any type of event or experience, can have long-term effects on an individual. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition causing distressing symptoms including flashbacks, nightmares, and overall feelings of helplessness, due to unhealed trauma. For those with ‘blocked’ traumatic memories which are yet to be processed by the brain, we provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy from our centres in HendonCanary Wharf and Central London.

Process & Heal from Trauma

If your healing process is stunted following a traumatic experience, the likely cause is that your brain has not fully processed your memories of the event. EMDR therapy for PTSD is designed to assist your mind to reorganise the thoughts, feelings and experiences that are connected to your trauma, and reduce the anxiety they cause.

This is done by a professional therapist stimulating areas of your brain, using specific movements such as hand tapping, audio stimulation and eye movements. Whilst these stimulations are carried out, you are encouraged to focus on certain traumatic memories, which helps to change the way that the brain recalls trauma.

Begin EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is different to talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in that it requires much less conversation – something which can be particularly triggering for those with trauma.

To receive more information about EMDR therapy, or our extensive range of other therapies, don’t hesitate to contact our experts at Bridges Therapy Centre today. Call us on 02080884818, or email