I started using the Eye Movement Integration procedure (EMI) around 1991. This procedure as does Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) was based on NLP eye accessing cues. The EMI procedure was developed by Connirae & Steve Andreas around the same time Francine Shapiro developed EMDR. Many NLP trainers think EMI is a more gentle and more effective approach than EMDR when working on traumatic memories, because the EMI therapists usually work without eliciting the client’s verbal content. I do not know if this is true because I haven’t been trained in EMDR.
In 1995 I worked with a Bosnian Muslin that was incarcerated in a Serbian concentration camp for 15 months before he was freed by United Nation’s military forces. When I saw him, he had only been in the USA for 6 months and had a very limited English vocabulary. His presenting problem was he couldn’t sleep more than a few hours at night because of flashbacks of his best friend dying in his arms from beatings from his captors.The flashbacks also involve the smell of death.
This is a short video showing the affects of what a few minutes of EMI can do by changing his flashback images from vivid, bright and in color to foggy. The client also described the smell of death becoming the good smell of life.
The great thing about EMI is that you can do it on yourself. See the video below. Again remember to test the procedure first on a mildly unpleasant emotional feeling to see if it works for you. It is easier to have friend watch the video and follow the instructions in the PDF.
Clayton Olson’s video below is about feelings healed after a relationship breakup; however, you have a choice on the emotion you want transformed. You can do this on yourself;however, I recommend having a friend use their finger like I did. Have them watch the videos and follow the instructions in the PDF.
Clayton Olson’s EMI Video: