EMDR Music

 

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.

 

Click on titles for MP3 downloads. For non-EMDR MP3’s, CD’s, books, and music essences, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

“New Hope”  Full album – $9.99

  • Joyful Life
  • Joyful Heart
  • Joyful Hope

 

“I AM”  Full album – $10.99 

  • Love Abounds
  • I AM
  • Life Source

 

Individual songs from various albums are in the EMDR format. Based on feedback from customers, they are now grouped into five “themed” albums available from this site, iTunes (MP3), CD Baby, and Amazon (MP3 and CD). Click on title to download MP3’s from Healing Frequencies Music.

 

EMDR Music for the Body – $10.99

  • I AM from the album “I AM”
  • Wings of Spirit from the album “Waves of Spirit”
  • Regeneration from the album “528 Creative DNA”

 

EMDR Music for the Emotions – $10.99

  • Joyful Heart from the album “New Hope”
  • Joyful Hope from the album “New Hope”
  • Abiding Love from the album “Cleansing Fire”

 

EMDR Music for the Heart – $10.99

  • Life Source from the album “I AM”
  • Love Abounds from the album “I AM”
  • Joyous Hope from the album “Open Heaven”

 

EMDR Music for the Spirit – $13.99

  • Spirit Awakens from the album “Open Gates”
  • Living Sacrifice from the album “In the Resurrection Code”
  • Transformation from the album “In the Resurrection Code”
  • The Wedding from the album “Into His Presence” (Not available on iTunes or Amazon)

NOTE: For the album “EMDR Music for the Spirit,” there is one EXTRA song available ONLY through Healing Frequencies Music (The Wedding). This song is not available as part of this album on iTunes or Amazon because of restrictions for album lengths.

 

EMDR Therapist:

Holly Cummings was a certified, level II, EMDR therapist. Her husband also created EMDR music in the bilateral format. So, between the two of us, you have a variety of choices for EMDR music! Here’s a little tidbit taken from Holly (who has passed away) about how she used 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

 

 

 Lynn W. Testimony

 

 

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  • […] of the albums she offers are specially panned to be used as EMDR music for even great therapeutic effect. These songs are listened to with headphones to get the benefit […]

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  • […] “Into the Deep” has nearly 60 minutes of instrumental music: “Open Door” is the first selection with “Into the Deep” as the final song. I like to describe it as the door is being opened so that Creator can reach deep within to bring healing to the very inner core of your being. The full album is listed first (below) followed by each individual song. It is purchasable as a CD or downloads (full album and individual songs) and in the EMDR format. […]

  • […] traumas and, those who work with children on the autistic spectrum are also finding it helpful. CLICK HERE to see what songs I have available in the EMDR […]

  • […] various emotional traumas, and especially PTSD. I have several songs available in the EMDR format. CLICK HERE to learn more about […]

  • […] “Into His Presence” has nearly 80 minutes of instrumental music on the CD and close to 90 minutes on the downloads: “Running to Him” is the first track, followed by “The Wedding,” and then finally “Into His Presence.” You may recognize “Into His Presence” as the background music for the opening video on the main page of this website.  The full album is listed first (below) followed by each individual song. It is purchasable as a CD or downloads (full album and individual songs) and in the EMDR format. […]

  • […] The full album is listed first (below) followed by each individual song. It is purchasable as a CD or downloads (full album and individual songs) and in the EMDR format. […]

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