By Morven Fyfe, AF-EMDR Therapist now based in Surbiton.
As an enthusiast for Attachment-Focused EMDR, and after a spell on the very AF-EMDR-friendly Steering Group of the EMDR Association’s East-Anglia Regional Group, I was asked by EMDR Focus to summarise some EMDR-related findings in Romania, where I’ve just spent several months.
For background, I was for a time married to a Romanian, and we have a son whose departure to University last October meant there was time for a sabbatical, and a retracing of my steps back to Romania.
Driving across Europe, and spending first some weeks near Romania’s Transsylvanian mountains, I came to rest for several months in the lovely Sibiu in the centre of the country, where I had a chance to get to know the situation with EMDR in one of the EU’s newest members.
My last visit had been in 2007, the year of EU accession when local Romanians were convinced that joining would improve nothing. And last November, as I prepared for my long drive out, friends and family warned how grim and dangerous it would be – dangerous roads, dreadful internet, wily tricksters and gypsies.
How wrong they all were. Read more