Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new but empirically backed and effective type of therapy aimed explicitly at reprogramming trauma in the body and brain. Often, victims of trauma have recurrent and poignant emotions and sensations that come up when they recall the traumatic event. The goal of EMDR is to diminish the negative feelings associated with the memories of the traumatic event through a novel approach that involves an eye movement technique that is thought to help recalibrate the body's response to the traumatic memory through novel physiological and psychological methods. If you'd like to learn more about EMDR you can do so here.