EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a
fairly new but extensively researched treatment technique developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro.
Based on the idea that
trauma gets "stuck" in the brain, Dr. Shapiro's combination of bilateral stimulation of the brain, dual attention, and a careful
pattern of questioning encourages rapid reprocessing and resolution that has been called "healing at warp speed". Originally
developed as a treatment for trauma, EMDR has been extensively researched and validated to the extent it has been accepted
for use by the Veteran's Administration.
Other uses have been developed, including performance enhancement, addiction
treatment, improving self-concept, and treating phobias.
For more information, please visit the EMDR web site at www.emdr.com.