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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a combination of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with specific eye movements and rhythmic left to right stimulation, such as alternating between left and right hand tapping.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the treatments of choice for post traumatic stress disorder.

Eye movements while undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy is thought alleviate symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR stimulates the brains information processing system and memory regions which can be significantly affected by extremely traumatic or stressful life events.