What is EMDR?
Official definition: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment modality that alleviates distress associated with traumatic memories. Created and discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, when disturbing events occur, the memory seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. EMDR seems to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process the experience to a more adaptive resolution. After EMDR treatments, distress to the targeted trauma is relieved and limiting/negative beliefs are reversed to generate healing and promote recovery.