image of a candle to represent blast emdr for trauma in normanton

The BLAST Technique® (Bi-Lateral Analysis and Stimulation Treatment) was developed by International Hypnotherapist Nick Davies. It grew from the traditions of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming) but in many cases, provides a quicker and more efficient approach.

Essentially it starts with a thorough interview with you about how your anxiety or PTSD is affecting you. Then you will be asked to think about whatever is causing your distress, whilst watching a light being moved in front of your eyes. This sounds very simple and it is. It’s thought that this encourages more effective communication between the two halves of the brain. In turn, this changes the way you react to situations that used to cause distress.

BLAST can be effective with adults and children, and is provided at The Loft by Debbie Waller.

What Can BLAST Be Used For?

BLAST can be used with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), which may be diagnosed if you suffer a very stressful event and the effects stay with you for longer than expected. For example, you may suffer ongoing anxiety or ‘flashbacks’. This can happen after events such as rape, abuse, war experiences, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, muggings, car crashes etc. If you think you have PTSD, you should see a GP before contacting me for help.

It can also be used for less extreme events such as phobias, and to help with anxiety-related conditions such as OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder). Once the symptoms have reduced, the BLAST is usually reinforced with hypnotherapy and/or coaching.

Enquiries and Bookings

Call Debbie on +44977678593

Or contact me via my website,

Debbie’s other services at The Loft are hypnotherapy, stress management and therapy training.