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Eye Movement & Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

This fascinating and powerful therapy was discovered by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D in 1987, following her own realization that moving her eyes back and forth gave her stress-reduction.  EMDR developed as a tested, reliable treatment that relies on aural, visual and/or  kinesthetic bilateral stimulation during talk therapy, which helps the patient discuss trauma and emotional content but prevents the brain from over stimulating.  Shapiro calls this process “adaptive information processing”.