Lack of love and trust experienced in childhood and fear of losing a loved one are typical childhood traumas, which often affect a person’s behaviour, emotions and thoughts even in adulthood. Their impacts are often reflected on romantic relationships, as the person does not have a safe foundation. This, in turn, maintains the impact of the trauma and adds stress to the relationship in its different forms. When treating a childhood trauma with EMDR therapy, the essential matter is to identify those childhood memories that have affected the development of the attachment and psychological symptoms. By focusing the therapy on these memories and the images, bodily feelings and thoughts they reflect, it is possible to neutralise the negative impacts related to them and also change the attachment style in adulthood more adaptable. With regard to treatment impacts, the studies indicate that the results can be achieved as described above, but they demand more treatment appointments than processing most other psychological disorders or symptoms with the EMDR method.* This is often due to the reason that in order to achieve good treatment results, a larger amount of psychological material must be processed in these cases.
*Wesselmann & Potter, 2009