Exploring Prince Harry's Trauma Therapy Technique

Jun 08, 2021
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If you have been having a bit of a rough time with trauma, panic attacks, and general anxiety and depression, try not to be too hard on yourself. We have been going through one of the most challenging times in our lives over the last year.


However, it is important to know that even if you have been going through this kind of thing, it is always good to reach out and ask for help wherever you can to ease the weight on your shoulders.

We’re taking a look at the trauma therapy that Prince Harry uses to know a little more about it.

What Is EMDR?



EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, which aims to reduce the distress that comes with certain memories. This type of therapy was developed in the 1980s.


The psychologist, Francine Shapiro, who developed the therapy, noticed that her eye movements were lessening the distress of her trauma. Hence, she decided to research it and develop a standardized therapy for anybody to use.



This type of therapy specifically targets anxiety and trauma that stems from a traumatic incident in your life. It has been used worldwide since the 1980s but recently gained popularity after Prince Harry was seen using the method.

In his docuseries ‘The Me You Can’t See,’ Prince Harry uses this method to confront and overcome all of the trauma and anxiety that came with losing his mother, Princess Diana, at twelve.




Many people have since been wondering about trauma therapy and wondering if this specific trauma therapy might work for them and their trauma.

When Is It Used?




In Prince Harry’s case, it is being used to go back to his point of trauma, which was his mother’s tragic passing, and dealing with the pain and confusion in a way that he did not how to when it occurred.

The therapy can be used to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is meant to transport the patient back to the point of trauma that exacerbated their disorder and help to make it less vivid and emotional.



Doing this will help the sufferer become more capable of dealing with their trauma healthily and productively instead of allowing their trauma to affect their lives long after it has occurred negatively.

For Prince Harry, his trauma was triggered when he visited London, his birthplace, and where his family still resides. He said that as soon as he was flying back to London, his trauma was triggered. However, you can have EMDR therapy for any kind of trauma.

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