You may be wondering “what is EMDR therapy?” EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an evidenced-based practice that has been proven effective to treatment PTSD. EMDR is a special kind of therapy that utilizes bilateral movements (eye movements, tapping, and sounds) to stimulate the brain to reprocess unconscious memories that may be disturbing. When you experience a disturbing event, it can get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings and body sensations. EMDR stimulates your brain to reprocess the experience and help heal from your disturbing event. Your own brain will be doing the healing and you are in control.