EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an empirically supported (well-researched), and structured model of psychotherapeutic treatment that involves working with memories, body sensations, core-self beliefs, and emotions to eliminate the residential emotional, somatic, and cognitive remnants of painful past experiences.
An experience that may have triggered a negative response may no longer affect them the way it used to after EMDR treatment. Difficult experiences will likely become less upsetting.
EMDR is primarily indicated for trauma but it can be used for a variety of things including: anxiety, panic attacks, complicated grief, depression, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, sexual and/or physical abuse, body dysmorphic disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Watch this video to learn more about EMDR Therapy