Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and subtle energy: A proposed mechanism of action
Let me now suggest that the mechanism of action of EMDR is best understood by going back not 3 decades in time, but 3 millennia, to the Eastern philosophies that were based on the notion of life energy. It is in the study of yoga and acupuncture, and of prana and qi, that a full understanding of the mechanism of EMDR is to be found.I will first give a brief overview of the notion of subtle energy, and then summarize modern discoveries in biomagnetism and distant intentionality that will set the age for a discussion about the subtle energetics of paying attention. I then hope to demonstrate that visual attentional activation via EMDR is, in effect, a biomagnetic or subtle energy interaction that is particularly effective in facilitating the release of trauma that is stored in the subtle energy systems of the human body.
Original Work Citation
Leskowitz, E. (2002). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and subtle energy: A proposed mechanism of action. In F. P. Gallo (Ed.), Energy psychology in psychotherapy: A comprehensive sourcebook (1st ed.) (pp. 311-321). New York, NY: W. W. Norton
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