EMDR AND SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
EMDR has been used as a therapeutic modality in the treatment of millions of people all around the world. Where traditional cognitive and supportive therapy techniques take months to years in order to achieve beneficial effects, EMDR often relieves symptoms within one to three sessions. Research into the restorative effects of EMDR has discovered that the brain has two processing speeds through which it discharges traumatic material. The first speed, called the slow mode, is the normal channel through which emotional material is released from the brain. This style of emotional processing is characterized by the traditional phases of grief and healing which often require lengthy recovery periods. The second speed, called the fast mode, is a recently discovered accelerated mode of emotional processing that requires only minutes to hours to successfully release painful material. Clinicians have reported thousands of cases in which clients have released painful and traumatic material in one to three sessions using this accelerated mode of emotional processing.
In addition to eye movements, bilateral auditory tones and alternating tactile stimulation seem to have the ability to initiate the onset of the accelerated mode of emotional processing. One unusual benefit to the process has been the observation that some clients have developed tremendous spiritual insight and wisdom into their own lives during EMDR treatment. Some clinicians have reported that patients have had spontaneous past live recall, conversations with departed loved ones, vivid and realistic visionary experiences, out of body experiences and a host of other phenomena during EMDR sessions. One theory as to the cause of this phenomenon is that during EMDR, the brain may not only accelerate the processing of emotions. Material related to the spiritual growth and development of the individual seems to be gathered up and presented for processing during EMDR therapy as well. Researchers have called this effect, Rapid Spiritual Processing.
This effect is very similar to the reports given by the Monroe Institute during its studies of the effects of bilateral sound stimulation on the temporal region of the brain. In those groundbreaking studies, out-of-body experiences, visions, past-life recall, and a host of other paranormal phenomena were also documented in conjunction with alternating sound stimulation of the brain. In my own clinical practice, I have seen the combination of EMDR, cognitive psychotherapy, and meditation work together to give many clients extraordinary spiritual and emotional insights that they could not have achieved through traditional therapy alone. With these startling observations, some companies have begun creating spiritual tools, meditative devices, and prayers that take advantage of the Rapid Spiritual Processing effect of EMDR. This exciting new marriage of technology and spirituality may yield profound benefits in the field of human evolution for years to come.
The following TYBRO Products employ the EMDR technology:
The Miracle Prayer
Remembering Inner Peace
The Fourth Domain