Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Brief Clinical Reports

Eye Movement Desensitization of Body Image

Alan Hassarda1

a1 Seven Trees Clinic, Plymouth

This single case history reports the use of eye movement desensitization, a new cognitive therapy procedure originally developed for post-traumatic stress disorder and similar problems, to treat anxieties and body image problems resulting from operation scars and a degree of physical disability. The procedure was effective within one session and subsequent improvements in behaviour and cognitions reported.


Reprint requests and requests for extended report to Alan Hassard, Dept. Psychology, Seven Trees Clinic, Plymouth PL4 8NQ, UK.