Eye Movement Integration Therapy

Eye movement integration therapy (EMIT) is a largely nonverbal intervention that utilizes direction of gaze to access different brain processing modalities and change problematic experiences. It is particularly useful for resolving memories of traumatic past events and anxieties about future events or decisions. It can also be used for ongoing trauma, recurrent nightmares, psychosomatic pains, headaches, body image distortions, and many other issues. Because the method is simple and requires minimal cooperation on the part of the client, it is particularly useful when a client is still very upset about a current or recent troubling experience, making it difficult or impossible to gather information or intervene verbally. This makes it a method of choice for rapid treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, particularly when a great ...

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