New therapy may help traumatized children

Description

The therapy they used was EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. During an EMDR session, therapists have patients recall the traumatic event. Then they rapidly wave their fingers back and forth in front of the patients' faces. EMDR proponents believe the finger-waving stimulates right-brain, left-brain activity, enabling patients to process memories of traumatic events and alleviate associated emotions of rage, terror and depression.

Format

Newspaper

Language

English

Author(s)

Rick Ansorge

Original Work Citation

Ansorge, R. (1999, April 6). New therapy may help traumatized children. Colorado Springs, CO: Gazette, Lifestyle, 1

Collection

Citation

“New therapy may help traumatized children,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16269.

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