EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a form of psychotherapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.

Dr. Francine Shapiro realized the potential of eye movements to decrease the negative emotions associated with traumatic memories while walking in the park in 1987. Since then, she has conducted extensive research on EMDR and its effectiveness in treating trauma and related symptoms. Shapiro’s work has been recognized and recommended by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense.