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Information overview of EMDR Therapy

EMDR is an evidence based (well supported by extensive scientific research) form of psychotherapy most often used to treat trauma related symptoms. EMDR works at the level of the information processing systems of the brain. It involves the use of sensory stimulation on both sides of the brain (bilateral stimulation) which engages the nervous system to allow for the processing of information (memories) that have been improperly stored due to the distressing nature of the original experience.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing, and was first developed by a psychologist named Francine Shapiro. Her work in this field has led to an unprecedented amount of research in the use of EMDR. In particular, it has been researched in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. Please visit her website:

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