Please note, various media coverage is shown here in order to share with you many different people’s experiences of EMDR treatment. For authoritative descriptions and definitions of the therapy, please return to this site as the EMDR All-Ireland Association is not responsible for third party content.


EMDR Through First Hand Experience:
The Righteous Rage of a 10-Year-Old Boy

Joe Rogan Show

Joe speaks to Yannis Pappas about his experience of EMDR therapy.
(**Very strong  language throughout)


Harper’s Bazaar

EMDR therapy finally helped me process my trauma”

Maire Claire

Could EMDR Be the Key to Treating Reproductive Health Trauma?

ABC News

How a different therapy is being used to treat 10-year-old Uvalde shooting survivor


What to Expect From an EMDR Therapy Session

The Irish Sun

The Irish Sun reported on the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and named EMDR as one of the two main treatments.

The Two Norries Podcast

Therapist Gus Murray talks about his fascinating work using EMDR therapy.

InStyle Magazine

Why Celebrities Are Turning to EMDR Therapy for Their Mental Health

British Vogue

The Survivors Trust

Medical TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ takes EMDR as a storyline: the writer and producer gives an interview to explain why.

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BBC Radio 4

A programme about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Radio 4’s You and Yours highlights that EMDR is a first line treatment and includes several calls from listeners who benefited from the therapy.

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Experimental musician Nina Keith’s debut album was inspired by her experience of EMDR therapy:

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EMDR International Association

A new video is launched about EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association. A great introduction to the what and why of this amazing therapy.

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The Guardian

A woman trapped in the doors of a train travelling at high speed, recovered from the lasting trauma of this experience with EMDR. Read her story in The Guardian:

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The Mirror

A woman suffering from PTSD following the birth of her baby was able to recover with the help of EMDR

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The Guardian

Article in the Guardian about mental health support for homeless people which mentions EMDR.

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Francine Shapiro

The founder of EMDR therapy, Francine Shapiro, died on 16th June 2019.

Read the Guardian obituary

Read the New York Times obituary

Russell Brand

Russell Brand interviewed Jameela Jamil about how EMDR helped her manage childhood trauma. (If you are offended by swearing please be warned in advance that there is some during this interview).

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Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky, the former BBC newsreader, talks about how she had EMDR to help her cope with the trauma of having been with her family on a boat which exploded in flames, injuring her and her daughter.

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Evan Rachel Wood

Actress Evan Rachel Wood talks about how EMDR is helping her cope with traumatic experiences. Please note that she says the therapy is only available for people who can afford to pay, as she lives in the USA, but in the UK it is available on the NHS.

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Adam Clayton Holland

The American comedian Adam Clayton Holland talks about how EMDR helped him, following his sister’s suicide, in an excerpt from his new book published in GQ magazine.

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Gus Murray

EMDR trainer and therapist, Gus Murray, appeared on RTE Today with Marua and Daithi to talk about EMDR therapy.

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Mel B

The Guardian newspaper ran a feature on EMDR after former Spice Girl Mel B announced she was having the therapy.

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Gemma Dowler

BBC TV’s Victoria Derbyshire programme interviewed Gemma Dowler, the sister of murdered schoolgirl Milly, on the anniversary of what would have been her 30th birthday. Gemma received EMDR after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the tragedy.

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Sean Gardner

A wide range of media interviewed businessman Sean Gardner who set up the charity Trauma Response UK with volunteer EMDR therapists after he was caught up in the Manchester Arena attack. Here is a selection of the press coverage:

The Times


BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4’s iPM programme discusses EMDR and how it has helped victims of bullying.

Listen to the episode here

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reports on how EMDR helped a woman recover from anxiety and depression. Hannah Cooper’s ongoing problems stemmed from unprocessed memories around her parents’ divorce when she was just 11.

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The Daily Mail explains how Sarah Cavanagh was diagnosed with PTSD 18 months after a traumatic labour. She started experiencing puzzling physical symptoms when she had to go back to work. EMDR therapy helped her dramatically in her recovery.

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Wales Online

An account in Wales Online of a woman in her 30s who was finally helped by EMDR after years of eating disorders, depression and suicide attempts triggered by childhood sexual abuse.

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The Telegraph

Despite her scepticism, nine sessions of EMDR therapy stopped Hilary Horton’s intense flashbacks. The Telegraph reports how, as an Air Force reserve nurse, she had been in a traumatic situation in Iraq that left her with serious PTSD.

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BBC News

BBC News tells the story of Dr Michael Patterson who was helped by EMDR following the loss of both his arms in the Northern Ireland Troubles. He went on to become a leading expert in EMDR in Ireland.

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