EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, is a way of working with, and processing/digesting, life disturbing experiences. It is an evidence based treatment commonly used to treat PTSD. When we have a life disturbing experience it can get locked in our nervous system with the original picture, feelings, thoughts and body sensations. We might be triggered easily by people, places and things that remind us of these stuck memories and we can sometimes feel out of control or overwhelmed when these sensations, feelings, thoughts and images of the old experiences arise. The eye movements or Dual attention Stimulation (DAS) we use in EMDR seem to unlock the nervous system and these memories, allowing for them to be processed in a way that is natural for the brain and body to integrate. We can also use EMDR to anchor positive messages and beliefs about ourselves that are grounding and supportive as we work through some of the more difficult material.