• E.M.D.R.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) is a powerful method of psychotherapy developed in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro, who made the chance observation that eye movements (or other forms of bilateral stimulation) can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions. E.M.D.R. seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain processes information, and helps to relieve many types of psychological distress and trauma. Although the client will not forget his or her painful or traumatic experience, the goal of E.M.D.R. is to reduce such a memory from a full-color IMAX movie screen to a distant black and white photograph. Jodi is trained as an E.M.D.R. therapist.