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This is a report on the EMDR Helping Hands Project which involved the volunteering and assistance provided by EMDR professional practitioners for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing disaster in 1995.

Shapiro said studies showing the dominant half of the brain processes positive ideas, with negative ideas processed in the other, may be a clue to how EMDR works. (Excerpt)

The 8-year-old treatment is known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR. Advocates say it is rapidly effective for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety, depression and panic attacks. (Excerpt)

Oklahoma City — Desperate to rid himself of nightmares about the federal building bombing, Greg Pruitt settled into a chair and watched his therapist's fingers move rhythmically from side to side. (Excerpt)

On April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma city at 9.02 am, a car bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. At that moment Linda was dressing in her living room a block away and the blast made her unconscious. Getting back her consciousness after a…

Many of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 had no physical wounds but were deeply wounded by psychological scars. Traumatized by memories of the tragedy and its aftermath, they experienced a form of lingering psychological paralysis…

The report of the bombing in Oklahoma City was extremely painful for many of us. As I watched TV, I was struck again by the level of pain we put each other through, and the level of suffering some of us endure. It also made me think of the obligation…

After the Oklahoma City bomb blast killed 167 people, the call went out for help - and Centerville therapist Thomas Verdon headed west, spending a week helping victims cope with post-traumatic stress. He used Eye Movement Desensitization and…

Seconds before the bomb destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City on April, Linda Crampton stood on her 17th-floor balcony of the apartment across the street. She breathed in the morning air, then retrned inside to go to her job as a sales rep…

On April 19, 1995, only two months after Sandra Wilson finished a followup on the first unassailable study proving EMDR's spectacular success with trauma victims, the Oklahoma City bomb went off.

One of the most intriguing features of the workshop is the use of EMDR, or eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing. EMDR is a simple technique of moving an object rapidly before the eyes to bring about what some call amazing results. Somehow,…
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