EMDR therapy can help with all forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and social anxiety.
EMDR unblocks emotional processes that have been stalled due to distress or discomfort. Patients are asked to target specific memories that they find particularly distressing, mostly from childhood or panic attacks.
While moving their eyes bilaterally, the patient is asked to create a vivid mental image of the event, as well as explain the physical and emotional feelings associated with it. After the patient still feels negative emotions after a treatment, the therapy could restart in an effort to solicit more positive emotions.