How you can erase painful memories just by moving your eyes: An increasingly popular type of therapy can diminish negative memories and help your wellbeing

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The small room is quiet, warm and functional. Two women are sitting in chairs. One is moving her right hand backwards and forwards in front of the other's eyes, which follow her hand intently. It might sound like a budget hypnosis session but this strange eye flicking ritual is an increasingly popular therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is used for a number of serious conditions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and common stress. Devotees say simply moving your eyes from left to right between 25 and 30 times can diminish negative memories and, therefore, their impact on your wellbeing.

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Alice Smellie

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Smellie, A. (2016, March 6). How you can erase painful memories just by moving your eyes: An increasingly popular type of therapy can diminish negative memories and help your wellbeing. DailyMail.com. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3479457/How-erase-painful-memories-just-moving-eyes-increasingly-popular-type-therapy-diminish-negative-memories-help-wellbeing.html

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“How you can erase painful memories just by moving your eyes: An increasingly popular type of therapy can diminish negative memories and help your wellbeing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23726.

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