EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach, developed by Francine Shapiro that has been widely researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
According to Shapiro, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network. The goal of EMDR is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems. Processing does not mean talking about it. It means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain.
The goal of EMDR is to leave with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.