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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing - also known as EMDR - is a treatment in which the therapist moves her fingers back and forth in front of your face and asks you to follow these hand motions with your eyes.

At the same time, the EMDR therapist asks you to recall a disturbing event.

EMDR is used to treat post traumatic stress disorder.

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