What is EMDR

EMDR Stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing.

EMDR is a trauma treatment that enables you to process difficult memories that have become stuck and cause you distress. there is a lot of ways in which EMDR can help. follow the link below for a brief overview of EMDR Therapy.

Click here for the video link

All About You offers EMDR therapy. Contact Kim if you would like to know more.

For the Children

A story about the virus for all the children in the world …

Maria and all the Grannies of the World: A story of kindness during the 2020 Coronavirus crisis  

Published on Apr 8, 2020 

This illustrated children story has been created during the first three/four months of the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Covid-19 in 2020. This is a very strange and difficult time; it is a period full of anxiety, of isolation, of distance between families and between friends; it is a moment in time of pain, of fear and worries in terms of emotions, health, finances as well as what the future might bring. But it also a moment where it is very important to try to keep hope and love at the centre of our thoughts and our days. This book is for everyone, everywhere in the world; it is a story of of kindness, hope and love.

If you like this story, please feel free to share it with anyone, And if you would like to purchase it as an e-book for you or as a gift for a friend, please find it on Amazon Kindle.

Thank you! ///

www.lucadamiani-art.com 

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Dr Jarero’s Self Care For Frontline Workers

Hi everyone,

In these challenging times we are all doing our bit and some are in the frontline … out there keeping the rest of us going.

Here is something for all you frontline workers, for everyone in the NHS particularly but also anyone facing unprecedented circumstances, challenges and stress.

Click here for a video put together by Dr Jarero a frontline Mental Health worker helping people deal with trauma, natural and man made disasters.

Dr Janero talks you through how to process the stress of a difficult day. It is short, only 8 minutes long and I hop that it will help ease you burden of stress and trauma in these troubled times.

Dr Janero talks you through his process using some techniques from EMDR. I use something similar myself regularly so I thought I would share it with you all. It is not meant to replace therapy for PTSD but it does help to prevent a build up of trauma and will give you some relief from replaying stressful events over and over when you want to rest.

With warm thanks to all you front line workers helping us all ….. I hope it helps you in return.

Kim

For Someone Awakening To The Trauma of His or Her Past:

By John O’Donohue

For everything under the sun there is a time.
This is the season of your awkward harvesting,
When the pain takes you where you would rather not go,


Through the white curtain of yesterdays to a place
You had forgotten you knew from the inside out;
And a time when that bitter tree was planted

That has grown always invisibly beside you
And whose branches your awakened hands
Now long to disentangle from your heart.

You are coming to see how your looking often darkened
When you should have felt safe enough to fall toward love,
How deep down your eyes were always owned by something

That faced them through a dark fester of thorns
Converting whoever came into a further figure of the wrong;
You could only see what touched you as already torn.

Now the act of seeing begins your work of mourning.
And your memory is ready to show you everything,
Having waited all these years for you to return and know.

Only you know where the casket of pain is interred. 
You will have to scrape through all the layers of covering
And according to your readiness, everything will open. 

May you be blessed with a wise and compassionate guide
Who can accompany you through the fear and grief
Until your heart has wept its way to your true self.

As your tears fall over that wounded place,
May they wash away your hurt and free your heart.
May your forgiveness still the hunger of the wound.

So that for the first time you can walk away from that place, 
Reunited with your banished heart, now healed and freed,
And feel the clear, free air bless your new face. 

From: To Bless The Space Between Us: A book of blessings

From Nightmares to Peaceful Sleep….

Dr Justin Havens, a senior and well respected EMDR Consultant has developed a technique for dealing with nightmares, night terrors and other disturbing dreams. His technique can be used whether or not you remember your dream.

It is a straightforward technique that does not need you to go over your dream, analyse it or even remember it for the technique to be effective.

Follow the link below to watch a short video that Dr Havens has put together about how to use his technique.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

A Healing Journey with EMDR

Welcome to James’ story – a story about how a childhood of trauma and adversity led James to feel despair, loneliness and rage. Walk with James through his pain to a new chapter in his life where he begins to heal, and create a new and hopeful future.

Click here for the link to James’ Story

Produced by Beacon House Therapeutic Services and Trauma Team.