Currently, no one knows exactly how EMDR works. EMDR is a technique that seems to have direct effect on the way the brain functions. EMDR can be thought of as physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. EMDR incorporates several steps including “bilateral stimulation” using eye movements, altering sounds or taps to help one reprocess disturbing materials. EMDR has been shown to help treat post traumatic stress, anxiety, stress, complicated grief, disturbing memories and a number of other conditions.