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What is EMDR

So what is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that is effective in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (NICE) and stress. 

So how can it help?

EMDR therapy can help  improve  trauma-associated symptoms 

Help reduce and remove cravings

As an add-on treatment in managing chronic pain conditions

So a little more on EMDR …

We are constantly processing information through our five senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste in order to maintain a state of good mental health.

We learn through both positive and negative experiences, forming internal beliefs about life and the world.  However negative experiences such as trauma and stress can become stored in our nervous system and cause emotional problems.

‘When ‘present day stimuli’ elicits the same affect and beliefs captured in the memories from the earlier traumatic or stressful experience we can behave as if we were experiencing the earlier traumatic events as if for the very first time.

Unfortunately the negative beliefs from the past have a limiting and disempowering affect.

So what’s involved?

Part of the EMDR process involves exploring:-

the negative beliefs, behaviour and symptoms
current triggers
how long you have had the problem
how has it changed over time
establishing initial cause
any other incidences that may have reinforced or influenced the problem
any other life difficulties
how the problem currently affects you
establishing how you would like to feel act and what beliefs you would prefer to hold

So how does it help?

EMDR pushes the negative emotions back through the neurological pathways which enables you to reprocess and change the previously held information until it is resolved so that the information can be used in a healthier empowering way. 

Success Stories

"There’s very little difference.   I started with face to face, then with the pandemic we moved to online.  It was more convenient for sure.”

“It’s made it more accessible for me.  Especially in lock down when I was so desperate for some help with pain management after an operatio.  With my limited mobility it was a god send.”

“I was unable to get to my face-to- face appointment, so we rescheduled for zoom, which was brilliant.” 

“As a busy mum with only one day off in the week, it’s been great because I’ve been able to sit in on the session. Then get back on with my day with minimal interruption which is fab. ” 

“I suffer with social anxiety and have mobility issues, so online was a perfect match for me.”

online hypnotherapy session reviews

Hypnosis is very effective in helping people overcome dental phobias ... this testimonial certainly left my client with a smile on her face ...

"Hello Nicola, as promised letting you know how I got on at the dentist. I had a wisdom tooth taken out!! and so pleased that I "sailed" through it, no shakes, tears or any negative stuff.

I couldn't manage a teeth clean as well so will be going back in 2 weeks time, so really pleased as what I thought might be a filling instead I had a tooth out, and that's my first tooth I've had out. "   2015

Hypnotherapy helped me overcome my fear of the dentist

I Recently had the pleasure to work with a lovely elderly couple ...

I’m able to share their testimonial to illustrate the benefits and change that can be achieved ...

‘My husband recently had a stroke that affected his personality making him childlike and confused and very aggressive and possessive of my time. I’m afraid the Hospital just dumped us without any help or support. I am happy to say that after a few weeks we did find the right buttons to press. 

This is where Nicci came in. We were desperate for help and support. We had tried Counselling and acupuncture in the past so decided to try hypnotherapy to calm my husband down and to find out why he was so aggressive.

This incredible lady through calming tapes, gentle, soft talking changed things around. The aggression was fear of dying alone. Nicci gently calmed him and taught him to relax and make his own decisions by talking it through. I now have a more thoughtful , calmer man.

Our fate we don’t worry about, life is precious - thank you Nicci’ 2019

Hypnotherapy helps overcome fears

I received hypnotherapy from Nicola Murphy for my fear of flying. After the 1st session it became clear to her that my fears were far more deep rooted than I thought and my fear was not really of flying.

I can’t give enough praise for how she helped me, I knew that I had issues in my life but until we started our sessions I didn’t realise how much they were affecting my day to day life.

I had 6 sessions and I can honestly say that I feel so more relaxed, and my fear of flying has gone, I went away recently and I really enjoyed the flight, which made a huge difference to my holiday.

I feel my life is so much better for having the hypnotherapy and would definitely recommend Nicci, she really did help me.  Thank you so much 2017

Hypnotherapy helped me overcome my fear of flying

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Nicci Murphy

Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner

As Shakespeare once said,

"Thinking's never good or bad, it's thinking makes it so..."