EMDR therapy uses eye movements to change the way you think and how you process events. EMDR uses techniques to mimic your brain’s reaction to REM sleep to allow for reprocessing. Through EMDR, you’re able to remove emotional blocks that are preventing you from processing traumatic events or triggers. EMDR allows you to access those painful or traumatic memories and move on from those memories.
In an EMDR session, you’ll focus on an object or an EMDR light bar that is moving left to right while you talk about triggers or traumatic events. Using bilateral stimulation helps open your mind, allowing traumatic memories to surface. Then, you are able to process the events and release emotions related to trauma and triggers.