EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) appears to have a direct effect on how the brain processes information. Through the use of bi-lateral stimulation (via eye movement, hand-held sensors, tapping, or sounds – alternating left to right) a successful EMDR session can significantly speed up the processing of traumatic events and diminish disturbing emotions, physiological experiences and negative beliefs associated with those events.
EMDR does not make your traumatic experiences and painful memories disappear: you still remember them, yet they are no longer control your life the way they did before the treatment. EMDR impacts the way you experience yourself and your relationships. A successful EMDR session not only provides relief; it can increase clarity and transform how you live.
EMDR works with many conditions including
- Trauma, from the “small t” trauma of childhood abuse and/or neglect, to large T trauma such as experiences of violence/abuse, major loss, and natural disasters
- Panic attacks, phobias, anxiety
- Grief and loss of all kinds
- Self-esteem issues
In my experience, EMDR is a magnificently effective protocol for healing trauma of all kinds.
The link below will take you to the official definition of EMDR: