EMDR therapy works by allowing the individual in trauma to recall the memories that are hitting him/her. When the individual recalls the event that causes the trauma, the therapist starts playing its role. The professional therapist starts playing hand and eye movement bilateral sensations. The working of EMDR therapy takes the following steps.
This phase includes an analysis of where the patient stands and what areas to treat. The therapist analyzes the traumatic thoughts and design strategy on how to treat them.
In this phase, the therapist helps the patient and tell the tips by following which the patient can cope with the psychological trauma and this may involve implementing the strategies that are used for managing stress.
In this step, the therapist assesses the level of trauma by making the patient recall some specific aspect of the incident.
During this session the therapist asks the patient to focus on the negative point of the trauma and narrate the negative points of the incidents, meanwhile, the therapist starts bilateral stimulation and would ask you to focus on the negative memories. Afterwards, he will ask you to clear your mind and notice the emotions. Then, he will again ask you to refocus on negative memory if the patient cannot focus on the previous one, he is asked to shift to the next negative memory, and so on.
This is the last phase in which the therapist asks the patient to evaluate himself and the therapist also evaluates the progress of the patient to observe the changes before the start of the treatment and after the completion of the treatment.