Attachment Focused EMDR
& Bilateral Stimulation EMDR
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a therapeutic method that was developed by Francine Shapiro back in the late 80’s and advanced by the work of Laurel Parnell with attachment focused EMDR, which is still a bilateral service that has more attunement to the client and less of a procedure-driven treatment. We use this method for healing trauma and to activate the memory network and add bilateral stimulations. We can use eye movements, tapping on neither side of the body, or auditory stimulation. It activates a rapid processing effect so that your brain kicks into gear and it begins to process information that has been frozen.
Along with EMDR, we use resource installation or resource tapping. We activate only positive resources with this, for example, an image of a peaceful place, kind loving eyes, someone who loves and nurtures us, a protective figure, or spiritual help, and then we pair it with short amounts of bilateral stimulation. We don’t begin tapping until we have felt a sense in our bodies of this positive image. This works as solid preparation before we access trauma in the body.
The success of Bilateral Music in helping you overcome resistance to positive change is based in a raft of natural bilateral stimulation tools, techniques, and therapies, that are as ancient as our ability to move one foot in front of the other and walk upright.
The music is shifted back and forth from one ear to the other. This process allows your brain to fully evolve an intention and incorporate it into the deep brain, past all the more superficial roadblocks that would normally stand in your way or hold you back from your intrinsic wellness and personal achievement.
Bilateral Music also takes advantage of the well-established research of both psychoacoustics and psychophysics which has advanced our understanding that music lights up the brain in ALL areas like no other sound can. Because music activates the entire brain, it can involve all of your mental, emotional, and physical processes in the healing or performance enhancement work you are participating in whenever you use it.
Bilateral therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, tactile stimulation, or sound, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
Bilateral Brain Therapy allows a client to process an emotional experience that he/she cannot yet talk about. Following an EMDR session there is an ability to talk about it freely without the emotional charge attached. Most importantly, it can eliminate stress surrounding the traumatic event, with the purpose of allowing new life in the once traumatized and emotionally difficult memory.