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Rapid Eye Movement Therapy For Treating PTSD, Trauma & Phobias: How it Work. (Updated 2022)

Trauma can be caused by a single event, such as witnessing violence and death, or repeated events like abuse. Trauma changes our brains and makes it difficult for us to function normally. Rapid Eye Movement Therapy (REMT) can treat trauma. In REMT, the sufferer’s eyes move from left to right and foster higher levels of connection between the logical and emotional (fight or flight) sides of the brain. Rapid Eye Movement Therapy helps overcome the fear of a traumatic event at the deepest levels within the brain. It works by getting the brain’s right (emotional) side to listen to the (logical) left side, explain what happened, and assure the sufferer that they are safe..

A few years ago, I bought an old limo and decided to take the wife and kids to New York City. The brakes failed as I was driving on the freeway, and I realized the emergency brake didn’t work either! Fortunately, we went up a huge hill and pulled over. However, I count it as a near-death experience. Terrifying. The car got fixed but fixing me was more complicated. I couldn’t drive without freaking out. I was triggered. Why couldn’t I reason my way out of the fear? What was going on?

My fight or flight system was in overdrive, and my body had a severe reaction. This was automatic and involuntary. The emotional brain had utterly taken over, and the (logical) left side had shut down. I was in shock and couldn’t think straight; nothing made sense. These reactions aren’t based on rational thinking; they are primitive emotional reactions our body takes to protect us, even if we aren’t in danger at that moment. As a psychologist and trauma expert, I decided to use REMT. After just one session, I had excellent results. I had seen this in my patients, but now I felt it first hand. I needed to share this with the world.

Waji’s proprietary eye movement protocol strategically engaged my brain’s emotional part, responsible for trauma response. By speaking the same language as that trauma response, it had worked to deactivate harmful neural networks created by the trauma. Have you seen a picture of the human brain with two hemispheres? They are next to each other but not connected, so it isn’t easy to communicate across the two spheres, especially when triggered by trauma. There is only one neural pathway called the corpus callosum.

Rapid Eye Movement happens when we dream. The two hemispheres aren’t necessarily working together, but they are hanging out. The right side of our brain contributes emotion, image, and meaning—the left side, speech memories, and stringing together a story. Our dreams seem strange because we compare them to everyday waking thoughts. This is because our left, logical side dominates when we are awake, but our emotional brain is suppressed.

Sometimes good things happen when we dream. For example, decisions are easier the following morning because you “slept on it?” However, dreams are a charade of randomness not worth deciphering most of the time. We need to get the whole brain communicating and working in sync. This is where REMT and especially WAJI come in.

Moving your eyes to the left activates the right side of your brain, and looking to the right actives the left. Controlled eye movements can get both sides together when not sleeping. For eye movement therapies to be effective, there must be a strategy! Imagine a soccer coach just telling the players to kick a ball around. They may score a goal once in a while, but it requires a lot of time on the field. In therapy, the field symbolizes traumatic memories.

If you have a trauma history, you cannot operate on the field. Your players become defensive, and your coach can’t do a thing about it. We spend all day on the field with our painful, traumatic memories, which is counterproductive. I did regular eye movement therapy for four years as a client. I got so triggered every session that I had to schedule a long walk before driving home safely. Looking back, I believe that therapy was excruciating, counterproductive, and brutal.

WAJI gives your coach a way to speak to the players and a great game plan. You score, win, and get the hell off the field and back to living your best life. There is a strategy with meaning and purpose in every step. The eye movements allow access to the power of dreams and so finally give meaning and purpose to the trauma. Bad things happen, but if you know why and can take reasonable steps to prevent them from happening again, you won’t develop PTSD.

Over several sessions, WAJI effectively works to weaken and deactivate unneeded neural networks, so they aren’t constantly sending your body stress signals when you are not in real distress. This allows you to heal. When these neural networks are weakened or deactivated, your fight or flight system will be more accurate, allowing you to distinguish real danger better from a trauma response. You’ll be the person you want to be without the emotional baggage, fear, and limits that once held you down.

WAJI is the future of treatment for PTSD, Trauma, and Phobias. It’s a holistic treatment that helps connect both hemispheres so that the brain will push in one direction toward healing. The whole team achieves its goals with minimal time on the field. It can cure old and recent traumas without months or even years of dreary in-person therapy. WAJI is an ultra-convenient, easy brain hack that worked for me and can rescue you.

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