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EMDR: A Documentary Film (2011)

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

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Michael Burns

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This film weaves personal stories into discussion about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing's evolution and remarkable development. Researchers and practitioners from across the world share their reflections about EMDR's early days when founder Francine Shapiro began honing the therapy's methodology as well as how EMDR has transformed their practices in the decades since. Interviews explore the acute need for PTSD and trauma treatment that works efficiently and quickly to address the needs of the millions upon millions in need.

Through interviews with the top EMDR community memebers, this documentary introduces and explains this therapy's components. Combining powerful personal stories from the military and civilian worlds, the film explores the ability of the human brain to re-wire itself when given the opportunity. More and more people every day, are affected by trauma personally. Many more feel the ripple-effects as family, friends, and co-workers of a traumatized person. ...

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We either transform pain or we transmit it.

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13 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Very useful tool for therapists
10 December 2011 | by nhamtherapySee all my reviews

A huge thank you to the filmmakers for creating this movie. EMDR's message of hope is spreading fast (through organizations like the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs) but with this film it will spread even faster. It's an excellent introduction to the processes and potential benefits of this breakthrough therapy.

It's true that with a comfortable and open client/therapist relationship, the therapist's job becomes simply to follow where the mind takes the client. Therapists like me see in their practices all the time- the phenomenon where the brain "finds" the source of suffering. Clients may come in with an idea of what the problem is, only to find that it's something entirely different. It's truly amazing that the brain holds onto everything, no matter how long ago it happened. It's wonderful in a way because it allows us to access those memories, through EMDR, and put a client's suffering behind them.


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