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Flash Technique

What is it?

The Flash Technique was developed by Dr Phillip Mansfield to prepare his patients for Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

Since its development, it has been shown to be effective in many research trials to reduce distress levels in areas such as traumatic memories and phobias.

The technique uses Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) and eye movements to help resolve unprocessed memories to become more tolerable to think of. This means they are more accessible to discuss in psychological therapies like counselling/psychotherapy.


The event/ disturbance can be treated without having to talk about it to the therapist.

The traumatic event is not re-lived.

This technique can not cause harm or worsen symptoms.

 What can it help with?

Traumatic memories/events, Phobias, Chronic pain, Anxiety, OCD, Dissociation, Anger and more.

If this sounds like something that may help you or if you have any questions, please contact me now to discuss. 

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