EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help clients heal from experiences, memories, and trauma in their lives. EMDR was first utilized in the treatment of Veterans returning from war.
EMDR is based around the brain and how our brains store memories. When we dream, it is said that our eyes move in a left to right motion and this movement is what allows our brain to process events from the day. When a memory, event, or experience is not able to be processed, it can become "stuck" in the part of our brain that believes the event is still taking place. EMDR, using left to right movements, sounds, or sensations, allows information to move from the "stuck" part of our brain to the "stored" part of our brain. This movement of information allows us to recall a memory without the intense emotional connection.
EMDR can be used for any form of trauma: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Attachment.
EMDR can also be used to help those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and Eating Disorders, Intrusive Thoughts, and other issues.
For more information on EMDR, please visit the EMDR Institute.