EMDR-Trauma Recovery: (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an evidence base intervention used by qualified and trained clinicians to help individuals decrease distressing emotions caused by a traumatic or overwhelming experience.
It is an eight-phase treatment that identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural coping capacity, and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies.
How It Works: The therapist leads a client in a series of lateral eye movements while the client simultaneously focuses on various aspects of a disturbing memory.
During this procedure, clients tend to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution.
This often results in increased insight regarding both previously disturbing events and long held negative thoughts about the self. EMDR positively impacts the lives of many people because it allows for the brain’s natural ability to heal itself.
For more information, check out the link to EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) below: