Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Study EMI with the author of the only book in the field. Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D. received from the originators Connirae and Steve Andreas, the mission to write the book. She developed a protocol that is not only efficient but also safe for the clients. Her team includes trainers in English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Thaï, Spanish, Dutch and Afrikan. Trainings are available online in French and English.
Note: Some trainers pretend to teach EMI but don't have the credentials. Find out the certified trainers in the Trainers and Supervisors section on this page.
Eye Movement Integration (EMI) is a powerful and yet very simple psychotherapeutic tool to effectively help clients who suffer from recurrent and negative memories from any painful experiences, including those with PTSD. The tool was created by Connirae and Steve Andreas in 1989, and has been substantially developed since then by Dr. Danie Beaulieu, Ph.D., psychologist.
As the name implies, EMI uses the natural interrelationship of eye movements and thought processes to aid in the integration of distressing memories with beneficial, counter-balancing memories and information. Natural resolution of memories is sometimes blocked after traumatic experience, and these memories may remain isolated and fragmentary. Like a shot of concentrated bleach, a trauma leads to caustic damage to the mental health of the victim, including the types of symptoms seen in posttraumatic stress disorder and other stress reactions.
EMI assists the client to return to the natural process of integration by stimulating access to multisensory memory traces left by the trauma itself and by diverse, positive, ameliorating experiences. Like adding clear water to bleach, EMI dilutes the traumatic experience with good recollections, rendering it harmless – even purifying.
This avant-garde neurotherapeutic technique produces very rapid and lasting results, freeing the client from the problematic effects of overwhelming experiences. The technique is applicable not only to major traumas – such as rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, armed robbery, other victimization or witnessing of crimes, war, natural disaster, etc. – but also to any situation that may result in chronic and uncontrollable emotional reactions. It has even proved incredibly efficient to help clarify ambivalent decisions and alleviate anxiety.
EMI is a true gift to offer oneself as a professional, to then give it in turn to all those people who have become victims of their own minds.