EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a powerful treatment approach that can help you process difficult life experiences. Sometimes a disturbing memory becomes stuck in the nervous system and we are unable to fully process it at that point in time. When experiences similar to the trauma occur, they can link into the unprocessed trauma network and trigger a re-experiencing of the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations associated with the unprocessed memory.
Using dual attention stimulus (DAS), such as eye movements, auditory stimulation or bilateral tactile pulsers, these distressing memories become unlocked, allowing the brain to reprocess the experience in a more healthy and adaptive way.
The EMDR International Association provides a great introduction to this method of treatment on their website.
This video by EMDRIA also explains more about how EMDR works.
If you're wondering whether EMDR is right for you or you'd like more information about this treatment approach, please feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk to you further.