Desensitization of processing by eye movement (shortly – DPDG) the method was proposed by the American psychotherapist Francine Shapiro (she is a woman). It helps with anxious memories, fears,frustrations, psychotrauma, phobias.
It is based on the fact that, in a state of acute anxiety, confusion and fear, people “float” eyes. This must be seen – this is an amazing sight. Eyes do not concentrate, sometimes as if frozen, the look wanders, floats. So if you restore the normal movement and concentration of the eyes, it turns out, or at least the anxiety goes away!
If the client claims a particular fear, you should offer him this fear of remembering, immersing himself in it and telling where and what he feels (bodily sensations). The EMDR therapy rehab in OC happens to be essential in this matter.
Further, the therapist starts to make wide movements with his hand towards the client, two fingers towards the client, the distance to it is about 30 cm. Following the flying fingers of the hand, the client should start moving his eyes from one edge of his visual field to the other, full two-sided eye movements.
Movements are done first horizontally, then diagonally, vertically, circle and so on, being interested in the client’s well-being. Do first slowly, and then faster and faster, to the real vigorous energy. The energy of the therapist will be transferred to the client. Restrictions: the client should not lag behind and should not feel discomfort.
If a person, despite his experiences, still understands and understands the idea, he can do all this himself and himself. The result is the same, sometimes better.
Modification of DPPH consisted of alternating eye movements with a specially selected respiratory technique or in the complete replacement of eye movements with respiratory movements. On inspiration, we asked the patients to turn their heads from the right shoulder to the left, imagining how, together with the inhaled air, the vital force lost in the trauma situation returns. On exhalation, patients turned their heads in the opposite direction, freeing themselves from psychotraumatic experiences. We had to resort to such a modification in connection with the difficulties that many patients faced in simultaneously performing two actions: fixing the look on the moving handle and re-living the traumatic events. During the DPDD or its modification, we asked patients to pay attention to sensations in the body. In the event of physical discomfort or pain, we applied techniques of body-oriented PT in the intervals between series of movements of the eyes or respiratory movements. Muscle tension and involuntary movements were eliminated using expressive techniques of gestalt therapy (simple repetition, exaggeration and development).