Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR(R)) has helped thousands of clients haunted by abuse histories or recent traumatic events. It also benefits patients who have t found relief with other therapies and those with chronic conditions or blocked personal and professional performance. EMDR(R) therapy incorporates eye movements into a comprehensive approach that processes and releases information trapped in the body-mind, freeing people from disturbing images and body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs. Not only does healing occur much more rapidly than in traditional therapy, but clients also experience a sense of joy, openness, and deep connection with others. EMDR(R) seems to be a quantum leap in the human ability to heal trauma and maladaptive beliefs.
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., is a psychologist, consultant and EMDR(R) trainer. She is the author of two previous books on EMDR(R), EMDR(R) in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children and Transforming Trauma: EMDR(R) as well as articles and a book chapter. Since 1991, Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR(R) and has trained thousands of clinicians in the United States and abroad.