EMDR: Recovering lives by moving out trauma

Description

A methodology unique to EMDR [is] bilateral stimulation of the brain’s hemispheres. While the client focuses on the physical sensations, images, and negative thoughts related to his traumatic event, his eyes follow the movements of a light bar, or the therapist’s fingers, for about 30 seconds. However, research into EMDR has discovered that moving the eyes is not the only way for bilateral stimulation to occur. Other methods, such as alternating tones played through headphones or the therapist tapping the client’s hands one after the other, have been found to be just as effective. [Excerpt]

Format

Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Syndy Sweeney

Original Work Citation

Sweeney, S. (2013, January-April). EMDR: Recovering lives by moving out trauma. The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, 54-60

Collection

Citation

“EMDR: Recovering lives by moving out trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21905.

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