I am finding this approach to be a very targeted and direct approach to dealing with disturbing life events where an actual transformation of these events can occur. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been researched and proven effective in the treatment of trauma. This information is very important in understanding how your body operates and what’s happening when you feel inhibited, frozen, and anxious or stuck in various areas of your life.
EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro to help people deal with disturbing life events. Wikipedia states, “According to Shapiro, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements.”
For more information, go to http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/