EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) is now recognized by WHO (World Health Organisation) and recommended as a treatment for trauma and PTSD.
This follows previous endorsements of American Psychiatric Association and Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Health. More bodies of influence are seeing what practitioners of this therapy have seen in their consult rooms over and again - the actual healing of trauma.
I have been practicing EMDR for around a decade and I have seen miracles with this beautiful therapy. While it's certainly not for everyone, this therapy has provided me as a therapist with more success stories than any other therapy I've used in all my years of practice.
In short, when it works it really works. A person's suffering can be not just alleviated but cleared altogether regarding specific trauma's. This can have a lovely ripple effect into the person's life generally too.
In the above video, the developer of this treatment, Francine Shapiro, speaks and EMDR is explained. You can see it's been quite controversial! That's why it's also one of the most highly researched areas of psychology - they've had to do the homework on it to have it recognized.
Due to the robust nature of EMDR and what I can provide my clients, I really do love this therapy.