EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that was created to aid people who have gone through traumatic experiences. Its foundation is the theory that traumatic memories are stored differently in the brain and can be “unstuck” by using bilateral stimulation, like eye movements, to aid in the brain’s processing of the traumatic experience. In EMDR therapy, the therapist will lead the patient through reliving a traumatic incident while also giving bilateral stimulation, such as having the patient follow the therapist’s fingers with their eyes or listen to alternating sounds. This procedure is believed to assist the person in processing and integrating painful memories, which might lessen symptoms of trauma including nightmares and flashbacks.
Our experts have created a few worksheets which will help you understand your trauma in a better way and will educate you with the processes involved in EMDR