What is Eye Movement Therapy?
Often called Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed by Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders caused by exposure to distressing events such as rape or military combat. The goal of Eye Movement therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering influence and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.
What happens in a session?
Often this therapy is used as a small part of a full therapy session to unblock emotions related to a specific event. I will ask you to relax and then follow the movement of my finger with your eyes until the memory of the trauma is reduced and the feelings are more controllable.
How long will it take?
Change can occur is as short as time as 10 minutes but often it may take more than one session.
“It all depends on how we look at things and not how they are in themselves”
– Carl Jung