EMDR: Recovering lives by moving out trauma
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]
“EMDR: Recovering lives by moving out trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 24, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21905.