Donald Skekel offers an introduction to Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy
procedure which is particularly helpful for trauma and anxiety. The therapist
guides the client in concentrating on a troubling memory or emotion while
moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following the therapist's fingers).
This rapid eye movement, which occurs naturally during dreaming, seems to speed
the client's movement through the healing process.