Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of therapy.
EMDR Therapy is founded on the premise that each person has both an innate tendency to move toward health and wholeness, and the capacity to achieve it.
What is the actual EMDR therapy session like?
The therapist works with the client to identify a specific problem as the focus of the treatment session. The client calls to mind the disturbing issue or experience, past or present and what thoughts are currently held about it. The client focuses on the past or present experience while simultaneously focusing on an external bilateral stimulus, (a sense of movement from the right to left side of the body). This is usually done by having the person move their eyes back and forth or having tactile stimulation moving left and right. Following each brief sequential set of bilateral stimulation the client is instructed to let new material become the focus for the next set. This sequence of duel focus of the experience and personal association is repeated many times in the session.