Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specific brain-centered treatment that allows clients to safely process traumatic memories using left and right brain stimulation. During trauma, a person’s neurological processing system is hijacked in times of extreme stress. EMDR allows the traumatic memory to be processed by the brain which allows the negative emotional attachments to the traumatic memory to be removed permanently. In EMDR, it is even possible for older memories to emerge and heal.
The positive affects of EMDR treatment have been revealed through the use of brain scan technologies and are shown to be effective in as little as six or fewer sessions. Some clients report significant improvements in just one EMDR treatment.