I took this training in order to have an additional tool, and I am very enthusiastic about it. EMDR is an acronym and it stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, what does that mean?
It means that throughout the eyes’ bilateral movement (following therapist’s fingers), sensoriel (tapping), auditive (fingers snapping in ears’ proximity), we can achieve well-being. How? It seems that the bilateral stimulation carries on to the hemispherical integration, thus the integration between emotions and thoughts. What use is this to us? In my understanding it serve the purpose of depotentiating certain disturbing emotions bound to certain episodes, in order to what is a black hole, can become a black dot, beside which I go without even noticing (almost). I’ve experienced it myself, and it works. It’s no magic, It’s APA approved and there are hundreds of studies proving it. Moreover is very useful when there are negative beliefs about oneself (who hasn’t one of those?).
It took me a long time to take the resolution to train myself because it seems from afar like a recipe, trendy, THE truth. I don’t love truths or trend. Then, as it happens, a friend underwent a training and persuaded me to do it. I am happy he’d done it and that I’ve listened to him, miracles don’t exist and EMDR is very powerful. It’s wise and ethical that the EMDR treatment is practiced within a wider therapy context. Exactly as a test can’t tell you who you are, EMDR can’t heal you on its own. This is why I give it to my patients if it’s the case.