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EMDR Therapy Tool Kit
Saccadic Eye Movements and EMDR Therapy
In EMDR Therapy two different kinds of eye movements are employed. One is “saccadic” and the other is “smooth pursuit” eye movement. In saccadic eye movement, the eyes shift back and forth between two fixed targets while in smooth pursuit the eyes are tracking a moving target
Saccadic eye movements are preferred to smooth pursuit tracking in EMDR Therapy
EMDR Therapy Tool Kit
Saccadic Eye Movement Simulator (SEMS-200)
SEMS is a device used to simulate saccadic eye movements in EMDR Therapy. SEMS consists of detachable optical arms and the central processor unit controlled by a Remote. The central processor unit is powered by AC adapter and has outlets for tactile and audio signals synchronized with the lights. The EMDR Therapy Took Kit comes with all the component devices to simulate Saccadic Eye Movements (SEMS-200) synchronized with Tactile Stimulator (TS-200) and Audio stimulation through Head Phones. The device can be used as a stand-alone tactile/audio stimulator by detaching the optical arms from the central processor unit.
Our unique design simulates saccadic eye movements with least strain on the eyes permitting longer processing sessions
Its cylindrical shape and size makes it possible to hold the Tactile Stimulator in a clasp rather than having to clench it reducing the strain on the hand. The TS can also be cradled in an open palm. Its waterproof smooth surface makes it easy to disinfect with a wipe and hygienic to use client after client.
The ideas for SEMS-100 & TS-100 was originally conceived by Dr. Chandra Nagireddy, an EMDRIA Approved Trainer & Consultant and brilliantly engineered and brought to life by Shawn Rife, an Engineer & an Entrepreneur
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