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  • 1. EMDR
    • By: Caleb Garard and Ray Oliva
  • 2. What Is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a treatment used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It involves the patient remembering the past traumatic event while reacting to some type of stimulus.
  • 3. Stimulus
    • Some of the stimuli are hand taps, sounds and eye movement. The patient follows the therapist’s hand with the patients eyes. Some therapists believe that eye movement is not necessary and as long as the stimulus is there.
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  • 4. Explanation
    • While reacting to the stimuli, a usually inactive part of the brain triggers and becomes active. This part of the mind helps the patient release emotion and deal with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder better.
  • 5. Answers To The Worksheet
    • EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
    • EMDR involves the patients eye to follow something whether it be the machine or the therapists hand. They are required to remember what happened during the event( what do they remember).
    • The machine was invented so that the therapists would not get aches and pain in their shoulders. While they are moving their hands back and forth in front of the patients eyes.
    • It helps to connect what we know with what we feel inside. It brings all of our emotions to the surface so we can deal with them better.
    • Emotional memories are so painful because they make us remember what happened during the event.
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