EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
EMDR is a well-researched therapeutic approach aimed at resolving painful experiences and the limiting beliefs that came with them. It offers a way of metabolizing traumatic material in short, digestible phases, while staying grounded in the present. This is accomplished by keeping both sides of the brain activated so that you can go back to the memory while staying present through the use of external stimuli, specifically handheld tappers. This opens up a path for you to make choices that are in line with your value and belief systems, instead of your past painful experiences. It is appropriate for working with any experience you've had that has left a traumatic residue behind. Frankly, it's pretty magical - it efficiently offers lasting relief from negative beliefs about oneself that make life harder than it needs to be in the now.
EMDR therapy involves 1-3 assessment, mapping, and repoire building sessions followed by 8-16 process sessions, depending on your unique history. Process sessions can be completed in efficient 50 minute sessions, but 80 minute sessions are highly recommended. Some clients choose to continue talk therapy after their EMDR work or do EMDR and talk therapy concurrently.
The Flash Technique developed locally by Dr Phil Manfield in 2016 is utilized in the preparation phase of the standard EMDR protocol as a way of reducing felt memory disturbance. This technique has been reported to dramatically reduce disturbance levels in clients in as little as 5 - 10 minutes.