GMB’s Kate Garraway says she’s had same EMDR trauma therapy as Prince Harry
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Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has explained that she has undergone the same EMDR therapy demonstrated by Prince Harry in his new documentary, The Me You Can't See.
The Duke Of Sussex revealed he uses alternative therapies to address his energy balance and help treat his PTSD diagnosis.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming) works by addressing an individual's previously traumatic events and reframing their associations within the brain so that they can address it and move on.
And television presenter Kate, 54, has revealed that she turned to the treatment following a heartbreaking year that saw her Covid-stricken husband Derek Draper in a year-long medically-induced coma.
"It's called Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, a bit of a mouthful, I have actually had a little bit of this," she told her GMB co-hosts on Friday morning,
Kate added: "It's not a million miles away from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, processes like this.
"Less to do with therapy where you talk about your childhood, it's more practical."
Dr Amir Khan also gave his input, stating: "People generally when they have had traumatic life experiences have a tendency to bury it away in their minds, and in their brains, and it stops them from healing.
"They then get things like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and what this therapy aims to do is unlock some of that.
"What we have seen there is Harry using external stimulus by tapping on his shoulder, and therapist will ask the patient to focus on a traumatic memory.
"While they are doing that they will either move their eyes very quickly following their hands, or use external stimulus like tapping.
"The idea is the external stimulus stimulates the brain to process that memory and replace the emotions associated with that memory, it could be horror, depression or anxiety."
Harry was seen working with his therapist Sanja Oakley during an EMDR session during the first episode of the documentary series, fronted by Oprah.
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