Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR is a psychological treatment method which stimulates the brain to reduce the intensity of distressing memories. A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences such as childhood sexual and physical abuse, neglect and assault. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach and has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. The amount of time the complete treatment will take depends upon the history. Complete treatment of the targets involves a three pronged protocol (1-past memories, 2-present disturbance, 3-future actions), and are needed to alleviate the symptoms and address the complete clinical picture. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new ones that are needed for full health.