Light Therapy For Childhood Abuse VictimsMay 9th, 2012 | Posted by in Light Therapy for Pain Information
Survivors of childhood abuse are being helped to overcome flashbacks and nightmares by a pioneering light therapy project. The treatment named as "physiotherapy for the brain" is an perfect alternative to usual talking therapy. Patients are able to erase abuse memories by focusing on light or buzzers. The program has been funded by the Scottish government and has already helped 50 people. The program make use of two therapy; firstly, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and secondly emotional freedom technique (EMT). "We have found that clients who have undergone these therapies are able to move on to learning life skills and self development and care." Treatment usually begins within six weeks of referral and involves an assessment and up to eight treatment sessions.
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