What Is EMDR? – Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
EMDR is a well-researched and documented treatment for trauma, abuse, phobias,
depression, anxiety, grief and so forth. EMDR is based on the theory that chronic
negative reactions exist because the brain has not properly analyzed and stored the experience.
That means this old “information” – an unhappy past experience – exists in a state that can
continue to be triggered by current “information” – your present thoughts, things you see, hear,
taste, smell or touch. EMDR uses focus of thought, emotion and body sensation plus bilateral
stimulation of the brain (eye movements or therapeutic “tappers”) to reprocess the information
and store it in the right place in the brain with other past experiences – where it belongs!