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EMDR: A Documentary Film (2011)

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This film weaves personal stories into discussion about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing's evolution and remarkable development... See full synopsis »

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This is a remarkable documentary which should be seen by all who are interested in heartfelt stories of how the mind works to heal itself!
2 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I truly like the manner within which Michael Burns uses his film's narrative to blend EMDR stories into compelling evidence for the use of this therapy as a powerful method to transform emotional pain. This transformation has the real potential to help prevent unanalyzed hurt from impacting its negative ripple effect throughout the lives of individuals, families, and society as a whole.

As a psychologist, I have been using EMDR since 1995. I wholeheartedly agree that it remains a most remarkable approach for helping people to expedite the resolution of disturbing memories. The 2007 research of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk even demonstrates that EMDR is likely more effective than psychotropic medication for the sustained improvement of symptoms associated with clinical anxiety and depression.

I highly recommend this remarkable documentary for graduate psychology students, health care providers, and anyone else who is interested in EMDR and how the mind works to heal itself.


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