Queen Maxima of the Netherlands last may visited ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, which War Trauma Foundation is a part of. During the work visit the work of ARQ Centrum ’45 around the treatment of psychotrauma had special focus but there also was some brief attention for our work in humanitarian emergencies.
Queen Maxima regularly talks to veterans and different emergency workers and is very interested in the treatment of psychotrauma and other psychosocial issues. One of the treatments demonstrated was the 3MDR method in which a client walks on a treadmill while looking at images that remind him or her of the traumatising event. At the same time the practitioner discusses the events with the client.
Other topics discussed were the roots of ARQ in the resistance during the second worldwar and also the work of War Trauma Foundation was discussed briefly.