EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
As troubling images and feelings are processed by the Brian via the eye-movement patterns of EDMR a resolution of the issues and a more peaceful state can be achieved.
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can, in fact, heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.