There are calls for an unconventional treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder to be made more widely available to emergency services workers.
Calls for EMDR to become available for emergency services workers
Unconventional therapy developed in 1980s and treats PTSD
Works by using eye movements to connect the emotional part of the brain to the cognitive
The relatively unknown therapy called EMDR, or eye movement desensitising and reprocessing, involves a psychologist waving a finger in front of a patient’s eyes while asking them to recall a traumatic memory.
Clinical psychologist Graham Taylor said it used eye movements similar to those in slow-wave sleep to help patients better cope with trauma.