"eye wiggling"

I remain fascinated by the use of "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

It's worth a... look:
What is it about eye wiggling that helps people recover from trauma?

Although I find the relationship between trauma and eating disorders tenuous, it is clear that the experience OF an eating disorder IS traumatic. Starving and being compelled to rid oneself of food - no less devastating (perhaps more) than if imposed by an outside person. And recovery? Being forced to endure the painful re-entry to one's own body and life in order to live; that's traumatic.

More tools in the toolbox - always a good thing.


  1. Laura,

    Let me just say that I am in awe of your compassion for people suffering from EDs.

    Secondly, I have some research about how trauma can change the brain that I was going to post later this weekend. Exactly how much it has to do with eating disorders remains to be seen, but I never thought of actually *having* an eating disorder being a traumatic event.

    Scratch that. Recovery was far more traumatic than the eating disorder, in part because I remember it better.

  2. Sorry for the triumvirate of comments...

  3. This reminds me of a therapy that was very "hip" in the 1980s called Neuro-linguistic Programming. It also used eye movement to help quit smoking, get over anxiety, depression.

  4. I used EMDR therapy to help process the trauma of being involved in a car accident, and it really worked!


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