Many congratulations to the BBC News Department for producing this excellent, encouraging, informing and hope inspiring article on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Click this link to view it – www.bbc.co.uk/news/emdr-tackles-military-stress – it’s great that this sort of story gets major national press so that more people can know about it and then search for it in their area or even online with a Practitioner such as myself. I’ve been successfully using a similar form of it in something called EMIT (Eye Movement Integration Therapy) in my Therapy and Coaching work for 3 years now.

It works on the understanding that the unconscious mind hasn’t fully calibrated “traumas” as well as “limiting conditioning” which it’s endured in its lifetime and through moving the eye in certain movements whilst following a Practitioner’s fingers in particular movements and patterns when thinking of any emotional disturbance in a session, individual’s can begin to process the feelings in order to reach a place of peace again. Up until working with a Therapist or Coach a person who has suffered with PTSD, anxiety, chronic stress, anger, sadness or depression will have to some degree always held the feelings back unconsciously, (for sometimes many years or decades even) but through safely releasing those negative experiences with tools that aid the removal of those feelings, clients and patients worldwide have experienced huge relief from all kinds of emotional, psychological and physical issues.

It’s another tool that is as powerful as Hypnosis and like EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and TFT (Thought Field Therapy) is very measurable in outcome as clients/patients are asked to rate the intensity of the disturbance both before, during and after treatment.

For fellow Therapists and other Coaches who may be reading this I use it whilst either I, or the client taps on their Gammut Point (the acupressure point in between the little finger and fourth finger – on either hand). It can be highly effective when used with particularly stubborn unconscious resistance and allows clients to access memories that it partly wishes to still hold back. If you pay attention to the eye movements you can usually tell where a client feels uncomfortable to look and through easing into using it you can facilitate deeper and even more effective healing within a person.