EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) Is a psychotherapy that allows people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress from difficult past experiences. EMDR is a type of therapy that shows that the mind can in fact heal from trauma in the mind and body.
EMDR was founded by Francine Shapiro in 1987. Shapiro began using this therapy on her self upon observing that rapid eye movement had a calming affect on her distressing situation. From there she began developing and re-searching the eye movement and desensitization as therapy. EMDR uses visual cues to allow the client to process and work through emotional distress. It helps with trauma and a wide range of mental health challenges. Today EMDR is wildly used for anxiety depression trauma grief intimacy issues panic disorders low self-confidence.