EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

This method was developed over a decade ago based on an empirical observation. Francine Shapiro, PhD. noticed that if we focus on a stressful memory while rotating our eyes back and forth, the stress usually diminishes and resolves. This is a simple treatment method, which has gained a deserved popularity among many psychotherapists. At its core, it utilizes the mind’s natural ability to heal itself. It imitates the body’s natural self-healing response during REM (Rapid Eye Movement stage during the sleep cycle). The method is used for treatment of multiple emotional and physical conditions. There is a long list of articles testifying to its effectiveness. (www.EMDR.com)