Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR as it is called in short is a path breaking tool in psychotherapy. Discovered in 1987 by Dr Francine Shapiro in the United States of America, this method of healing has proven effective in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders. Based on the evidence of controlled research, the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense have placed EMDR in the highest category of effectiveness and research support in the treatment of trauma. Most international health guidelines recommend EMDR as the first line of treatment in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Most countries in the Americas and Europe have national EMDR associations to train, supervise, standardize and upgrade EMDR practioners.
Asia has been prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunami and other manmade disasters such as war, deprivation, various forms of abuse, neglect and betrayal for many years now. All these traumatogenic events cause cascades of stress and human misery. EMDR has been used extensively to heal such Asian victims. And gradually EMDR has spread all over Asia.
It is now our initiative to bring together all the Asian and Australian EMDR practioners under the united umbrella of EMDR ASIA. This ongoing endeavour needs your support and patronage. Please check this website for the latest update on the making of EMDR ASIA.
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