EMDR is a therapy for anyone, from toddlers to adults, suffering from emotional disturbances usually related to
EMDR uses a bi-alternating sensory stimulation (right-left) which is practiced by eye movements, the patient follows a ball which passes from left to right in front of his eyes, but also by auditory stimuli: the patient wears a helmet which makes him hear alternately a sound to the right, then to the left, or tactile the therapist alternately taps the patient's knees or the backs of his hands.
An EMDR session lasts 60 to 90 minutes (shorter in children). During this period, the patient must dive back intensely into his emotions, there may be a dialogue between the therapist and the patient on the emotions and sensations related to this event. at the end of the session, he can usually feel a marked improvement.
EMDR therapy can treat several kinds of trauma:
Shocks related to lived experiences: war, rape, etc.