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