The buzz about the new docuseries on Apple TV+ called “The Me You Can’t See”, Is raising more awareness of the importance of mental health and the effectiveness of treatment. Prince Harry discusses how he has found healing from the death of his mother, Princess Diana, through his experience with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
The purpose of EMDR is to reprocess traumas, adversities, and challenging life experiences using dual attention to help the brain associate new feelings with a painful experience.
EMDR changes the way a past experience is stored, and when the brain changes the way it’s stored, you feel differently about that experience.
Three decades after EMDR therapy was introduced, it has become a comprehensive therapy used to treat not only posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but early traumatic stress in children, anxiety and depressive disorders. Incidents and experiences involving trauma are often the underlying causes of other mental health issues. Studies have shown that EMDR early interventions significantly reduced symptoms of traumatic stress and prevented any exacerbation of symptoms.
Good Morning America highlights Prince Harry’s experience with EMDR, showing a clip from inside an EMDR therapy session.
I’ve had the privilege of seeing how EMDR changes the lives of my clients. It is truly rewarding to utilize this treatment to help people heal.