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The First National Conference of the EMDR Association of Bosnia Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 3rd & 4th November 2017 was a landmark event. It was the culmination of eight years of collaboration between Trauma Aid UK (formerly known as HAP UK &…

The first EMDR conference in Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo between 3-4/11/2017; the Bosnia war still resonated through conference presentations.

In the organization of the EMDR Association of therapists in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UEMDRTuBiH) and Trauma Aid UK under the patronage of EMDR Association of Great Britain and Ireland, on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017 in Sarajevo, the first EMDR…

Phobia is fear connected with some object, situation, place or activity. Criteria for a specific phobia are that the fear is caused by a specific stimulus (e.g. dog, snake), that facing this stimulus produces avoiding behavior, and that the fear is…

Panic disorder is a term reserved for a panic attack with a sudden onset in its earliest stages, which is not conditioned by a particular situation or position. There is a widespread belief that a panic attack is a symptom of a more serious…

Complex trauma occurs repeatedly and escalates over its duration. In families, it is exemplified by domestic violence and child abuse and in other situations by war, prisoner of war or refugee status, and human trafficking. Complex trauma also refers…

Although the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended 22 years ago, it is still largely present in the souls of the largest number of citizens who stayed in this country during the war in the nineties (Hasanović 2009, Delić et al. 2014, Kravić, Pajević…

According to the World Health Organization (WHO 2008), child maltreatment includes all forms of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation of children; which results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health,…

During childhood, many people are exposed to complex traumatic experiences in their families. According to the definition of the NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 2017), the term “complex trauma” refers to an exposure to multiple…

Hysterectomy remains the most common major gynecological surgical procedure. Postoperative sexual function is a concern of many women and their partners (Lonnée-Hoffmann & Pinas 2014). Arbanas (2017) stated that sexual problems are possible after…

The existence of child physical and sexual abuse was covered up for a very long time, all until the beginning of the 1960s. The recognition of the existence and frequency of various types of child abuse and neglect encouraged numerous experts to look…

Central topic of contemporary mental health literature is traumatization and influence of traumatization on psychological and physical functioning of people.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that was
developed by Shapiro (1989, 2001) to resolve symptoms
resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences.
It is based on a theoretical…

What would be a well-timed use of psychotherapy? Adolescence is a period of development full of challenges and changes. Adolescents are very sensitive to every life situations and curious to learn and work on themselves. Being extremely vulnerable…

Individuals experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report insomnia (trouble initiating and maintaining sleep) and recurrent distressing dreams among their most common and distressing symptoms. These sleep disturbances have long been…

We often hear childbirth described as a unique and wonderful experience. On the other hand, giving birth is often also traumatic for women. Even in high-resource settings, childbirth can be a horrifying experience (Ballard et al. 1995). Women can be…

Introduction: Mental health services after the war 1992-1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B-H) are primarily reduced to the public care, though, there are not enough professionals in existing conditions, and they are not able to respond to cover all…

An EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved EMDR Training provides trained clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to…

Introduction: Providing good mental health services to the vulnerable and needy should be of utmost importance to all mental health professionals. To be able to do so, professionals require to be, not only educated but actually properly trained and…

The needs for EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) treatment of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH) citizens, affected by 1992-1995 war, increased. The Trauma Aid UK (former Humanitarian Assistance Programs UK & Ireland) works in partnership…
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