EMDR VS EFT comparison

anxiety trauma Mar 15, 2023

Hey there, it’s Michael Burrows, and I’m excited to talk to you about two powerful therapeutic approaches: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Both of these therapies aim to help people overcome trauma, anxiety, and other psychological issues, but they use different approaches to achieve this goal.

Let's dive in and take a closer look at both of these therapies.

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a therapy that was developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Francine Shapiro. EMDR aims to help people reprocess traumatic memories by using rapid eye movements, similar to those that occur during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

During an EMDR session, the client recalls a traumatic memory while the therapist guides them through a specific pattern of eye movements. The theory behind this technique is that the eye movements help the brain process the traumatic memory and shift negative emotions related to the event.

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