EMDR: An answer to complex trauma
Instead, Lucas recommends eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980’s. This type of therapy stimulates both hemispheres of the brain through eye movement, sound or touch, which allows patients to tap into implicit memories stored in the unconscious. Then patients focus on a detail or feeling of the memory and can then begin to process the memory and feelings, Lucas said. Once the memories are fully processed, they lose their emotional charge. [Exceprt]
Original Work Citation
Collazo, V. (2017, April 21). EMDR: An answer to complex trauma. Loudoun Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.loudountribune.com/trauma-emdr-leesburg-community-church/ 5/1/2017
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