Information from www.emdrconsulting.com
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a wonderful counseling technique that targets present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. As an example: "Do you ever feel worthless although you know you are a worthwhile person?" EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life. EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements to help you update disturbing experiences, much like what happens during sleep with REM (rapid eye movements). EMDR replicates this sleep pattern by alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are noticing. This alternating process helps you update your memories to a healthier present perspective.
My EMDR training was completed through EMDR Consulting, which is approved by EMDR International. I am an active member of EMDR International (www.emdria.org) and am EMDR certified and am working towards becoming a Consultant as a Consultant in Training.