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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ‘EMDR’

Nicholas Strouse talks with “One Hour at a Time,” hosted by Mary Woods and Jonathan Routhier about EMDR.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method by which clinicians are able to interrupt and modify certain types of emotional reactions and thoughts that repeat with the same characteristics and qualities of the original reactions and thoughts. The process involves using bilateral brain activation through eye movement, or auditory or tactile stimulation. During the time the brain is bilaterally activated, the therapist targets the earliest known incidents of the disturbance, and works chronologically forward to “clear” the disturbance and relevant experiences and associations. Bilateral brain stimulation is a naturally occurring process, and research has shown that EMDR is safe and effective in treating a wide range of conditions. EMDR is used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, chronic pain, and substance abuse.

Read more about Nicholas Strouse.

The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.

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