Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a clinically researched approach utilized for the treatment of trauma.  When administered with a skilled therapist utilizing the standardized protocols; EMDR can be a remarkable healing modality.  It appears the bilateral stimulation mimics the curative properties found in deep REM sleep.  This provides an opportunity for the client to reprocess the original trauma and consequently shift their cognitions to ones that are beneficial, creating new-found peace and freedom.  After successful administration and completion of EMDR therapy, clients report a remembrance of the event sans the negative side effects or emotional triggers that previously disturbed them.  As a Christian therapist, I incorporate prayer and invite God into EMDR sessions; as a result, the restorative effects are often magnified.

The following YouTube videos clarify the process of EMDR:

  • EMDR – Treatment for Trauma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N21PfAU6cks

  • Can you tell us why EMDR works? – EMDR with Dr. Andrew M. Leeds Ph.D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWyDWvMEl1E

I recommend the following insightful book:

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

by Francine Shapiro, PhD

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