A brief note:  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is not hypnosis

Description

Argues that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnosis are qualitatively different states of neurophysiological functioning. An experiment is reported in which the effects of EMDR on brain functioning of 3 Ss are examined. EEGs taken during EMDR for these Ss were within normal range, and did not differ from waking state EEGs, indicating that EMDR does not appear to produce the altered consciousness state associated with hypnosis or confabulation. EMDR memories may be more valid in the legal process.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Gregory J. Nicosia

Original Work Citation

Nicosia, G. J. (1995, March). A brief note: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is not hypnosis. Dissociation, 8(1), 69

Collection

Citation

“A brief note:  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is not hypnosis,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 21, 2017, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16841.