EMDR was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987. She observed that eye movement could reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts. EMDR appears to be similar to REM sleep, which is a natural processor. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain processes information. When recalling a troubling memory it has the ability to reduce the intensity of the memory as well as shift the memory and the symptoms related to it.
What is EMDR?
Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings without judgement. For instance, noticing things as they are without a "right" or "wrong" way to think or feel.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindful EMDR suggests that we notice the moment-to moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings without judgement as we bring up the past memory allowing it to be in dual awareness. This allows for reprocessing of past memories not just cognitively, but emotionally and on a sensate level.