EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
EMDR is a treatment used to heal symptoms of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, smoking, disordered eating and much more.
The bilateral stimulation of the left/right hemispheres helps the brain release unprocessed memories and emotions trapped in the nervous system. Helping the mind/body connection free itself of blockages and allow healing to start.
It is believed the brain can heal itself in the same the body can, and EMDR helps this process happen.
The nature of EMDR means that it can help clients who are unable to talk about traumatic or emotional experiences. Following EMDR, clients are able to recall and talk about the event without being overwhelmed by unprocessed emotions and memories.
How it works.
The client recalls the negative memory, image, thought and emotions, and focuses on them. The therapist then holds her fingers about 18 inches in front of the client and moves them back and forth. The client tracks these movements with their eyes. As the client stays focused on the negative cognition of feeling, the event is processed as the event/s and emotions arise. This allows the brain to resolve the blockage and start healing.
EMDR is a natural process and helps clients feel calm and grounded again and live their lives to the full.