Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A new kind of dreamwork?

Description

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is described. EMDR features focussing on a traumatic memory while moving the eyes rapidly from side to side. This appears to lead to rapid integration of the memory, and elimination of associated symptomatology. EMDR's apparent similarity to dreaming and to therapeutic dreamwork is suggested as a possible key to understanding its underlying mechanism. An illustrative case example is presented.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Ricky Greenwald

Original Work Citation

Greenwald, R. (1995, March). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A new kind of dreamwork? Dreaming, 5(1), 51-55. doi:10.1037/h0094423

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Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A new kind of dreamwork?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17582.

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