Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an out-of-the-box form of therapy. Originally developed for processing trauma, the idea is that you keep one foot in the present by doing a simple task (following an object back and forth with your eyes, moving your attention between taps on alternating knees, focsuing on a gentle sound that moves from side to side) while you concurrently bring to mind a distressing memory. This happens in brief windows while your adult psychological resources integrate with a younger self that ended up with a distorted message about your worth/safety/responsibility. This usually happens within 1-3 sessions, making it a quick and effective treatment.

This therapy is used by the VA and is the treatment of choice for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I use it for traumas both large and less large (memories that leave us thinking "I am not important," "I deserve to be treated badly," "I am not a good person" or anything related to shame). It can also be used to reduce anxiety and treat panic attacks. 

For more information about EMDR, visit the founder's library:http://emdria.omeka.net