EMDR is an empirically supported therapy intervention that uses bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements, tapping, moving feet and others) to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and to reformulate negative beliefs about the self by re-processing the neural networks involved in those feelings.
The interventions are painless. Traumatic memories need not be explicitly shared with the provider. There is no “homework” for the client.
Like any therapeutic intervention, distressing emotions may come up, but the EMDR treatment typically brings substantial relief. You can read more about the process HERE.
EMDR is an intervention that I use on existing clients, and an intervention that I can provide for others referred by their primary therapist. I welcome any questions to determine whether this intervention is right for you.