EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitivation and Reprograming) has been successfully used for over 30 years to treat emotional distress from a variety of sources, such as trauma.
Using a well described and specific method, the practitioner has the patient use eye movement (usually following ones finger back and forth) to go into, and subsequently process the trauma.
Studies reveal it works. It has been shown to effectively decrease psychological and physiological symptoms from adverse life experiences. Effective in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, and supported by the American Psychiatric Association, it has been used as an important treatment modality by thousands of therapists.