EMDR is the acronym for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” It’s a method of trauma therapy used by health care professionals that mimics REM (rapid eye movement) sleep patterns. The purpose of this type of therapy is for the client to work through particularly difficult traumas such as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or other particularly difficult events. It’s only been in the last 20 years that EMDR therapy has come to the forefront. Because it’s been so successful, many mental health professionals are beginning to utilize the EMDR techniques, which often involve the use of “bilateral music” where it pans gently from left to right.
Bilateral and EMDR music is meant to be listened to through head sets or ear buds. Most EMDR music fully pans from left to right. Some composers have taken their music and added a single percussion instrument or sound that pans left to right while the music plays in both speakers. Be sure to discuss with your health care practitioner which method of panning is best for you.
Purchase single song and full album downloads in the EMDR (bilateral) format (click on pictures). For non-EMDR CD’s, books, and music essences, CLICK HERE
“New Hope” – Full album download only – $9.99
“I AM” – Full album or individual song downloads – $10.99 full album or $3.99 individual downloads
The following songs are available as single song downloads or in the “EMDR Sampler” for $19.99
Purchase EMDR Music Below:
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- Please be patient with download times! The files are large and depending on your Internet speed, download times could be long.
Holly Cummings is a certified, level II, EMDR therapist. Her husband has also created EMDR music in the bilateral format. So, between the two of us, you have a variety of choices for EMDR music! You can contact Holly through her WEBSITE for more information on EMDR therapy. Here’s a little tidbit taken from her site about how she uses EMDR music:
Instructions for relaxing with Bilateral Music:
In order to combat stress and anxiety it’s important to learn to breathe! Slow, deep, quiet breathing (diaphramatic breathing) so that you SEE and FEEL your abdomen rise and fall with each in and out of your breath is key. Focus on breathing and enjoy the bilateral music. You can also enhance this experience by imagining a beautiful, safe place and being there in your mind. Make it as detailed as possible to help your mind buy into the idea that it’s real.
Instructions for working with physical pain:
Again, as with relaxation work, you need to focus on belly breathing AND also focus on the pain (which is usually what we try to avoid). Just notice the pain — even it is in several areas. Keep noticing the pain and when it moves or shifts just follow it and keep noticing. It is not unusual for the pain to move, shift, or change intensity. Whatever it does, simply notice it without judgement or a lot of thought as to what it means.
by Holly Cummings, LPC-MHSP
Deep Calls to Deep
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- Evangeline Yeh
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- Melissa Ayers
“Beloved Friend helps the autistic twins cared for by a friend to be calm, be in their best behavior and puts them to sleep. Great music!”
- Perla Casundo
“After watching the video of Del Hungerford making her music, I signed up and received the free download of "Beloved Friend." I listened to it on replay loop all day and loved it. So off to iTunes I went and I got the 528 Creative DNA album. The 528 album has been on almost constant play in my home. It is lovely, beautiful, and peaceful. Not only are we enjoying it, so are our dogs. I've also noticed that the grand boys (4 yrs and 22 mos) are much more peaceful when I have the album playing in the background. In fact, if I have it on the car, they are very relaxed and peaceful, huge change in that department. And I find it cute when they mix in their on words with the songs. Thank you, Del for the lovely music that you have created and are sharing with us!”
582 Creative DNA
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- John Nye
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“Dear Del, I have a beautiful boy who was diagnosed with autism. I have been playing Beloved Friend in my son's room for one week and I can clearly see that his focus, communication both verbal and non-verbal, balance, expression have improved. I am so glad I found you. My plan is to buy your music for our selves and to give as a present to our friends that, as well, live busy, stressful lives. To take time, close ones eyes and pray/meditate with teh help of your music is being in a Oasis in the middle of caos. Thank you! Leticia from Sweden”
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General Review of Music
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“I have been playing "Beloved Friend" in my office today and there is a noticeable change in my attitude, my heart rate, my concentration and my body language in general! WOW! I didn't know this would be possible through music. I've now purchased the download of "Waves of the Spirit" and intend to have that one playing as well. I'll let you know how it goes! Wow. I can't get over this. My Thai staff are asking about it as well. They like it but have never heard anything like this before!”
- Julie Smude
“Thank you for your excellent article Del!”
- John Tussey