EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a therapy used to help clients recover from distressing events, and the problems these have caused. EMDR is an 8 phased therapeutic treatment, which facilitates healing, as it helps clients to access their natural healing processes and process traumatic events or memories.
Francine Shapiro who created EMDR explains -
“ Old disturbing memories can be stored in the brain in isolation; they get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved. The old distressing material just keeps getting triggered over and over again. This prevents Learning/healing from taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve this problem; the two just cannot connect. Once EMDR starts, a linking takes place. New information can come to mind and resolve the old problems. This may be what happens spontaneously in REM or dream sleep when eye movements help to process unconscious material.”
I am a member of the EMDR Association UK EMDR Association UK. you can find out more information from visiting this website.