The Science

This section is dedicated to the ones, who have very analytical mind and like to see the evidence behind every claim.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is the most researched method for treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and many other traumatic experiences. Below you can find more information on trauma and a small compilation of the academic, peer-reviewed studies focused on Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy.

Eye Movement Can Heal Our Traumas

Patricia “Tricia” Kim Walsh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist.

Tricia also works full-time as a Mental Health Specialist with Crossover Health and provides individual therapy to full-time employees of a large silicon valley employer.

Her clinical areas of specialty are PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, self-exploration and relational conflict.

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in the treatment of depression.


Sixty-eight percent of the patients in the EMDR group showed full remission at end of treatment. The EMDR group showed a greater reduction in depressive symptoms as measured by the SCL-90-R depression subscale. This difference was significant even when adjusted for duration of treatment. In a follow-up period of more than 1 year the EMDR group reported less problems related to depression and less relapses than the control group.

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The power of eye movements

Yolanda Harper is a certified expert and shares her experience treating veterans and others who struggle with PTSD.

Early Childhood Trauma

Published by: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress on behalf of Zero to Six Collaborative Group, National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

This work was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which retains for itself and others acting on its behalf a nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works, and distribute this work by or on behalf of the Government.

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Medical Events & Traumatic Stress in Children and Families

Most individuals and families report some re-experiencing, arousal and avoidance traumatic stress symptoms in response to diagnosis and early treatment.

Experiencing these post-traumatic symptoms is different from having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Impact of Complex Trauma

The term complex trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature, and the wide-ranging, long-term impact of this exposure.

These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect. They usually begin early in life and can disrupt many aspects of the child’s development and the very formation of a self.

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