Reprogramming memories: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Description

A popular and often effective treatment is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidence-based psychotherapy. EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. By activating both the right and left hemispheres of the brain simultaneously, EMDR stimulates the brain’s innate healing tendency. This allows the separately stored trauma memory to eventually link with positive memory networks so the disturbance surrounding the event is discharged. “I’m in danger” becomes “It is over. I am safe now.” [Excerpt]

Format

Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Linda Ouellette

Original Work Citation

Ouellette, L. (2019, February 15). Reprogramming memories: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. In Public Safety. Retrieved from https://inpublicsafety.com/2019/02/reprogramming-memories-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-emdr-therapy/ on 2/16/2019

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Citation

“Reprogramming memories: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25759.

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