When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. EMDR stimulates the brain and allows it to process the experiences.
When you sleep at night, during REM sleep – your brain is processing the information from the day. Allowing you to remember what happened, both good and bad. Those eye movements assist in the processing.
Reprocessing material using eye movements may help to reprocess the past material.
Your brain does the healing while you remain in control.
The way I like to explain it is – have you ever reacted quickly inappropriately to someone or some situation?
this could be a memory that is stored and needs to be processed.