EMDR, Mindfulness and Somatic therapies have allowed many to arrive at an overall lighter feeling
What is EMDR?
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 Mindfulness?
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 Somatic therapy?
Somatic therapy suggests that we bring awareness to the body and brain connection, which can allow a shifting of emotions and thoughts as well as can allow past memories to surface and with support processed.