Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR / EMI / EMT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Eye Movement Therapy, and Eye Movement Integration Therapy all involve visual, auditory or tactile stimulation that moved from left to right and back again. Whilst EMDR in particular was originally developed to treat trauma the application of the eye movement or bilateral stimulation therapies now encompasses many other psychological conditions and issues.
Bilateral stimulation includes left to right and back again eye movements, sounds or tactile sensations. When we experience bilateral stimulation the left and right hemispheres of our brains are activated in turn. For many people this can generate a sense of relaxation, others additionally experience an increased ability to think creatively, make associations and solve problems. This combination of adaptive thinking with calmness can greatly accelerate the treatment of traumas and other psychological conditions.
The approach employed by this practise involves the utilisation of computer based EMDR software from Neuro Innovations to simultaneously generate sounds, images and tactile sensations that move from left to right rhythmically. This increases the bilateral effect and maximises the probability of therapeutic change.