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EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a psychological modality developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is based on the position that psychopathology is a result of maladaptive encoding and/or incomplete processing of traumatic events in one’s life. As a result, one’s ability to appropriately integrate these experiences is hindered and challenging symptoms may emerge. In order to help manage symptoms, EMDR uses an 8 phase approach to help diminish or eliminate distress from traumatic memories. Though most commonly used in the treatment of trauma, EMDR can be utilized to help with a variety of symptoms including grief, depression, and anxiety. For more information about EMDR, please visit www.emdrcanada.org.