33voices, interviews Francine Shapiro, American psychologist who developed EMDR.
Getting Past Your Past
None of us are immune from pain or past events that we’re less than proud of. It doesn’t matter if it’s self-inflicted or triggered by others; once a bad experience enters our unconscious; it’s almost impossible to erase, or is it? Freeing yourself from an unpleasant past is hard work, but Deepak Chopra likes to remind us that “in the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself”.
I’ve studied a lot of techniques that are effective, but few have the track record of the EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing. Developed accidentally by Dr. Francine Shapiro, EMDR helps you erase the trauma of past events using a special eye movement technique. Dr. Shapiro describes it akin to REM sleep and she’ll tell you why interruption is the key —-