Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR?

EMDR was originally made to assist veterans with processing their war experiences. EMDR essentially puts a timestamp on a memory, indicating it happened in the past and no longer needs to create a reaction in the present. 

EMDR has 8 phases, which include recalling the past, processing the memories with bilateral stimulation (eye movements, tapping, or audio tones), and planning for the future. EMDR can be done in person or virtually.  

Can I do EMDR if I don't have Trauma?

Yes! EMDR can be used for "Big T" events as well as "little t" events. In fact, the little "t" moments can be more problematic as they tend to accumulate over time. You can read more about trauma here.

You can learn more by watching these videos from EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). 

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