Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
When a trauma occurs it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts and feelings. This material can combine factual material with fantasy and with images that stand for the actual event or feelings about it. The eye movement we use in EMDR seems to unlock the nervous system and allow the brain to process the experience. That may be what is happening in Rem or dream sleep, the eye movement help to process the unconscious material. It is important to remember that it is your brain that will be doing the healing and that you are the one in control.
I am a level three certified EMDR clinician with over 14 years of experience working with individuals who are suffering from a traumatic event. The process is simply, you are in total control and most people find that after two or three session they can sleep at night and begin to live life to it’s fullest.
When a trauma occurs it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts and feelings.