EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1989. She was walking in the park one day and noticed that after she moved her eyes back and forth her thoughts were less distressed. So she began her journey studying.
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a therapy that helps your brain process thoughts and feelings, with the use of bi-lateral stimulation.
EMDR therapy is an eight-phase trauma treatment that comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity.
In a typical EMDR session, a client focuses on a troubling memory. With a trained EMDR psychotherapist, the client identifies the negative belief that they have about themselves.
The brain processes this information with the use of bi-lateral stimulation, which desensitizes information, allowing for a shift in this information and a transformation.