Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is the most recognized treatment in the world for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR is supported by 30 years of evidence-based research. EMDR is recommended as the first choice of treatment for PTSD by The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTS), Veteran's Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the World Health Organization (WHO).
EMDR uses bi-lateral tapping, sound and eye tracking to process emotions, physical sensations, thoughts and images (flashbacks) associated with the trauma. This allows the brain to think about the trauma as a past event, process intense emotions, and to learn new, healing insights. EMDR provides a rapid way to resolve symptoms of re-living the trauma including intrusive thoughts and images and associated distressing emotions. Dr. Heselton was trained more than 20 years ago by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR. Dr. Heselton has many years of experience in the treatment of childhood-onset and adult-onset traumas with EMDR.