Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is an integrative approach to healing trauma and other painful or disruptive experiences. This methodology has been proven to be highly successful in treating panic, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sexual abuse, depression and phobias. In session we use dual attention (or bilateral) stimulation to reprocess memories, sensations, beliefs and emotions related to the affected neural nets.
In an EMDR session, the client starts by talking about the traumatic event, and identifying the emotions, images, and thoughts that arise. The process is about letting the memory unfold, and allowing and supporting resources to appear. As a result, we get new and different ways of understanding and relating to the event.