Post Trauma EMDR Therapy

The meaning of EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it helps to reduce all kinds of traumas such post trauma stress disorder (PTSD).  It was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and aiming at relieving negative beliefs, releasing the trauma to a mere souvenir at the end of a therapy.  It also helps to reduce and eliminate emotional distress. EMDR therapy includes the attention to three time periods such as the past, present and future.  We therefore focus on past disturbing memories and related events. 

EMDR is used in individual therapies as well as in theme-based group sessions for people living a post-traumatic experience. EMDR successfully supports people coming from hazardous missions or any traumas that have occurred from recent or past events. Individually, EMDR can be practiced by doing simultaneous bilateral eye movements and in group therapies, by practicing hand-tapping following the guidance of a therapist.

 

EMDR sessions (in French/English?) last for approximately 30 minutes and they take place virtually on Zoom on a (currently) irregular basis. They are announced here a few days prior under Events. So please check this page regularly and confirm your participation by registering with Marie-Rose Gérard (marie-rose.gerard@un.org) to obtain your Zoom link.