Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic method that was developed in the late 1980s by Shapiro. EMDR is based on specific and repetitive rapid eye movements similar to those experienced naturally in rapid eye movement sleep. When the client holds in cognition the visual images, negative statements, and distressing feelings associated with trauma memory and engages in EMDR at the same time, a desensitization spontaneously occurs, with intensive information reprocessing leading to resolution.
Original Work Citation
Barron, J., Curtis, M.A. , & Grainger, R. D. (1998, October). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 4(5), 140-144. doi:10.1016/S1078-3903(98)90045-3
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