EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

NOTE: This page is for reference, definition, and information only. Wilopa Practitioners are not licensed medical personnel and do not practice the form of psychotherapy described herein.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of sub-conscious belief change psychotherapy developed in 1988 by Francine Shapiro directly from various Neuro-Linguistic Programming dissociative techniques. These techniques include but are not limited to Eye Movement Patterns, Anchoring, and the Swish Pattern among a few others.

It enables people who are visually oriented in their representational system to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Clinical EMDR is work well for addressing negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors are the result of unprocessed memories. The insights clients gain in EMDR therapy result their own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes. The end result is that EMDR therapy clients feel empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. Their wounds have not only closed, they have transformed. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the clients’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior are all in alignment with healthy emotions toward resolution.

While EMDR is an 8 Phase Process it can in most cases be complete in a one hour session. Our version of EMDR therapy is neither a medical nor a clinical approach. It is a similar holistic approach going deeper in to more NLP techniques than standard clinical EMDR. So therefore it far exceeds the capabilities and efficacy of the traditional medical counterpart.