Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

A type of psychotherapy based on several theories of psychotherapy, including concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Through EMDR techniques, which use eye movements, hand tapping, and/or audio stimulation to unblock emotional processes that have been stagnant due to distress, you can reprogram your brain, in a sense, to begin to heal from the fear and pain associated with such trauma and emotional distress.

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Historical perspective: Developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro in 1987 to help people deal with and heal from experiences that have caused emotional trauma, EMDR has become a useful technique in treating mental health disorders, specifically panic disorder.

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