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EMDR standards for eye movement desensitization reprocessing, a therapy often used in trauma or PTSD treatment. During the therapy, the patient focuses on a traumatic experience while tracking the therapist's finger as it moves back and forth across his/her visual field. The experiment is repeated till distress is dissolved. The patient then focuses on the desired positive behavior while tracking the therapist's stimulus. The process is repeated till confidence in the positive belief is achieved. Besides using eye movement as the external stimulus, auditory tones, tapping or other stimulus can be used.

The combination of focusing on the personal experience and stimulus is believed to help release internal resources for mental and emotional healing. EMDR creates a cognitive restructuring of the event and a resolution of negative emotions.

Related Categories: DreamworkEmotional Release Work; Past Lives & Regression Therapy; Voice Dialogue 

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