Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals overcome distressing or traumatic experiences. Developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, EMDR has gained widespread recognition for its effectiveness in treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other psychological issues. 

The therapist helps the individual revisit traumatic memories while simultaneously guiding them through bilateral stimulation. This stimulation can occur through side-to-side eye movements, auditory tones, or tactile sensations, promoting the brain’s natural ability to process and integrate distressing experiences. 

Overall, EMDR offers a unique and evidence-based method for addressing trauma and facilitating emotional healing, allowing individuals to move forward with greater resilience and well-being. 

While EMDR was initially developed for trauma-related conditions, some practitioners have extended its application to individuals experiencing chronic pain or discomfort. Although different in application when applied to chronic pain the treatment works similarly in that the bilateral stimulation influences the way the brain processes pain signals. 

In the context of pain treatment, EMDR sessions might focus on identifying and processing the emotional and psychological components associated with the pain. Traumatic experiences, stress, or negative beliefs about pain can contribute to its intensity and persistence. EMDR aims to help individuals reprocess these factors, potentially leading to a reduction in the overall perception of pain. 

Our specialised program, Pain Unlocked Plus offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to the treatment of chronic pain. The treatment is a stepped approach that lasts for a total of 19 weeks. For a full break down of our treatment course please view the “Treatment” section of our website.  

Our treatment course is offered virtually, which allows us to offer treatment to anyone in the UK without the need for the client to travel large distances. We are thrilled to be able to offer a great quality service with a specialist psychotherapist which clients can access from the comfort of their own homes. However we are flexible and are able to offer face to face treatment to our clients should it be necessary.  

Mark Grant alongside ReGainU,  invites therapists to join this exclusive 16-week training course designed to equip professionals with the skills to achieve exceptional results in the management of chronic pain. 

Upon completion of the course and fulfilling certain criteria in place to ensure that you are confident by the time it is finished, you will receive a certificate as a trained EMDR Practitioner. For more details on the course please visit the “Training” page of our website. 

In many cases, a healthcare provider such as a physician, surgeon or case manager may provide a referral for our services. However, it’s advisable to check with the specific rehabilitation facility or provider to understand their requirements.