EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of chronic or traumatic disturbing life experiences. EMDR research consistently shows that the mind can heal psychological trauma much as the body recovers physical trauma. Your body works to heal wounds and injuries. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with the brain’s information processing system; which naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the EMDR protocols and procedures, clinicians can help clients activate their natural healing processes. For more information go to: http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/