Prince Harry Uses Emdr to Cope With Anxiety

What is EMDR therapy?

EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It is a therapy that focuses on movements of the eyes to make a traumatic memory less vivid and emotional.

Prince Harry said that his anxiety is often triggered by his trips to
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In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry disclosed the therapy he was using to treat the unresolved anxiety of the death of his mother, the late Princess Diana.

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In his Apple TV+ show, “The Me You Can’t See,” the prince invited the world into his private EMDR therapy session, which is typically recommended to patients who experienced trauma.

The discussion appeared in the Apple TV+ documentary series “The Me You Can’t See”, and also revealed Harry’s feelings for the royal family and other comments on mental health. The Duke of Sussex said he hopes his frank statement will help alleviate the stigma surrounding mental health struggles and treatment.

The third episode of the five-part series showed Harry receiving EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to treat his anxiety. EMDR is also used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Harry said that his uneasiness is frequently set off by his outings to London. In a meeting with the Associated Press, he said he was concerned and apprehensive when getting back to London for the April memorial service of his granddad, Prince Philip.

At the present time, EMDR is restrictively suggested by the APA, yet Wright said that doesn’t mean there isn’t proof to help the treatment.

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