Very few people have heard of the integration of eye movements (IMO). Many are familiar with his cousin, so to speak, the EMDR. The IMO was developed by Steve Andreas and Connirae well known in the world of NLP. The IMO is based on the principle that it is possible to guide the eye movements naturally allowing access to the sensory, cognitive and affective data to facilitate the integration of traumatic memories.
Most therapies involve verbal exchanges about problems. It takes time before the benefits. This is when someone suffers long.
When a traumatic event occurs experience is stored in the brain with all the sights, smells, sounds, thoughts and feelings that accompany it. The negative thoughts and feelings of the event are “trapped” in the nervous system. The brain can not process these emotions, experience and / or associated feelings are often suppressed from consciousness but distress continues to occur and cause disturbances in the emotional functioning of the person.
Processing techniques by eye movements can re-access the different memory systems that encode the symptoms and behaviors associated with trauma to achieve their disappearance and their replacement by more suitable behavior.
The basic process of this therapy requires the client to keep in mind a representation of the problem that it wants to process and at the same time it follows the target eyes move. As as the therapist guides the customer’s eyes in different areas of the visual field, the various mental resources become more readily available and can create links between modes of treatment of previously separate information.
The IMO is an effective mode of treatment for all sources of suffering recurring memories with negative effects in all areas of life. Some application of IMO:
- Stress, anxiety, anxiety, panic attacks
- Excessive Mourning