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*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Self Administered

This procedure when used can desensitized almost any emotional feeling. EMDR was discovered by Francine Shapiro over thirty years ago.

Read all of the post before continuing with the procedure!

I believe EMDR can  be self administered on mild traumatic events and problems. There are hundreds of thousands of therapists worldwide that have been trained in EMDR and they are qualified to work with people with severe PTSD symptoms or phobias.

This is a link to search for a trained therapist in EMDR:

https://www.emdria.org/find-an-emdr-therapist/

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pick a current problem, a distracting thought, unpleasant feeling, or unpleasant memory on a scale of 1-10 – with 10 being the strongest. Only use this video if the issue is less than an 8 on the scale.

2. This video is better viewed  without eye glasses on a laptop computer, or on a desktop computer, or even better on a large TV screen. You will follow with your eyes a red changing colors dot 🔴 that goes across the screen rapidly for at least 6 minutes of the entire 10 minute video. I suggest you use a timer for the exercise.

3. Concentrate on your distracting thought/feeling/problem or memory as you follow the red  🔴. It is important that you keep your head steady in place so that your eyes can follow the target without your head moving.

4. After viewing for at least 6 minutes then test your results by checking on a scale of 1 – 10 the differences of the before and after viewing the video.

5. The process name does exactly what it is named, “ Reprocessing” of mental thoughts. Doing the process more than once will give you better results.

Only for MILD Traumas

https://youtu.be/3ufvWUqZSVQ

Reminder: This approach is intended for mild traumas only. For more severe cases, it’s advisable to consult a trained EMDR therapist.


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