The EMDR Uganda Experience is an ongoing log of our humanitarian experiences in Uganda granted by EMDR Spain Association.
This blog is operated by Patricia Villavicencio, Rodrigo Martin and Eduardo Plata (The Waterboy Projects) the Uganda team for the promotion of Sports and Music as a tool for developing positive and emotional resources in children and adults that have suffered different levels of disturbing life events in Uganda.
In the long term, EMDR Spain has the humanitarian goal of giving free EMDR training and supervision to a great number of Mental Health professionals and Medical doctors in Uganda.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is a psychotherapy that helps people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic experiences. EMDR therapy is a scientifically supported treatment for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) recommended by numerous organizations internationally (e.g., World Health Organization, NICE, USA Veteran Administration). It is characterized by standardized procedures and protocols that include a bilateral sensorial stimulation such as repeated eye movements, aimed at processing and working through memories of trauma and other adverse life experiences
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