Emdr therapy specialists in the field against the traumas of the war between Ukraine and Russia. Experts from the Emdr Europe Association, which represents 38 national associations and over 30,000 psychotherapists specializing in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a therapy for post-traumatic disorders and other mental conditions recommended by the World Health Organization, are “ready to provide psychological help and support to bring relief to people from Ukraine fleeing their country“At the same time, Emdr Europe is” providing Ukrainian therapists with tools to work with the population and we are reaching them – reports the association – to give them support for the situations they are experiencing firsthand “.
“As psychotherapists and specialists in traumatic experiences – explain the experts of Emdr Europe – we know the serious psychological impacts of war and we are aware that this generates lasting trauma that can have effects for several generations. All European countries have been exposed to war in the last century and now these dramatic moments are again present in the minds of all of us another reason why the war must be stopped“, is the appeal of the association:” We expect decision makers in Europe and elsewhere to make any decision that can end the crisis in Ukraine and limit the suffering of the people involved as much as possible, “asks Emdr Europe.” We urge all decision-makers across Europe to engage in peaceful measures that can put an end to the suffering that this violence is generating “, is the wish of the specialists.
“We would like to send our deepest solidarity to the people exposed to this very serious situation, to their families and loved ones – adds the association – We feel great suffering for the population, for families, children and for our Ukrainian colleagues and their patients. All countries and Emdr Europe therapists are with them. The hope of Francine Shapiro, the author of Emdr therapy, was to bring relief to people around the world with Emdr and as a way to stop the circle of violence and improve peace among human beings “. For this “Emdr Europe and the national Emdr associations in Europe will continue to follow this search for peace, especially in this period of our European history”.
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