"The past affects the present even without our being aware of it"
Trauma, Attachment and Loss
EMDR was founded in the late 1980s by Dr Francine Shapiro. It was originally used to treat trauma victims. Since other therapists have evolved in their development as the understanding of their capabilities has grown over the years.
Today, EMDR evolves into a highly effective technique and treatment that incorporates elements of many modalities. It is a well-known treatment whose diligence is recognised by several organisations around the world. These include:
The International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress
National Council of Health and Medical Research
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Department of Veterans Affairs and US Department of Defense
Northern Ireland Department of Health
Dutch mental health care guidelines
Israel’s National Mental Health Council
World Health Organisation