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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing EMDR

Have you ever been worked up about something and been told to sleep on it, and see how you feel in the morning?  Then in the morning, it isn't as disturbing?  The desire to fire off that righteous email has dissipated?

What researcher/healer wizards have discovered, is that during REM sleep our eyes dart back and forth.  This creates bilateral stimulation and our brain processes the day.  The back and forth allows access to the strengths in both the left and right hemispheres.  It is the brain's natural ability to heal because it utilizes multiple neuro networks.  

How much more agitated do you get when you sleep poorly?  This is likely part of it.

In the event of a trauma, cognitions can get stuck or locked out of our adaptive neuropathways. If you are thinking "my trauma isn't as bad as others" hear me clearly.  Trauma is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside of you.  Your body, which carries the burden, does not compare your experience to anyone else's. 

When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

(I snagged that last paragraph from

The mechanics we can talk about in person or give this article a read. 

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