EMDR therapy taps into the brain’s natural healing process and demonstrates that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When we cut our finger, our body naturally works to close the wound. However, if a foreign object (e.g., a wood splinter) or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers, causes pain and interferes with the natural healing process. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Similarly, the mind can often heal itself naturally and moves towards mental health; however, if our brain is overwhelmed by the impact of a disturbing event (e.g., a motor vehicle accident) or being repeatedly subjected to distress (e.g., childhood neglect), our natural coping mechanism can become overloaded, resulting in disturbing experiences remaining “unprocessed”. Unprocessed memories and feelings are stored in the limbic system of our brain, and can be triggered when we undergo events similar to the original difficult or traumatising experience. EMDR helps create and strengthen the neural connections between our brain’s networks, enabling our brain to process the traumatic memory (i.e., remove the block) so that healing can occur.