EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Our brains have a natural system for processing information and experiences so that we can keep what we need for wisdom, learning, and growth and let the rest go.  But sometimes disturbing experiences overwhelm that processing system, or we don't have the information we need for our brains to make sense of what happened in a healthy way.  Then, our brains and bodies hold on to all the pieces of the old experience and those can get triggered by reminders in our present life.  The eye movements and other right-left stimulation in EMDR activate your brain's information processing system in the security of the therapy room so you can successfully process the experience and let go of what's not useful to you anymore.  

"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but you cannot outdistance that which is running inside you." - African Proverb