This is online info about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
It's purpose is to enable to mind to process traumas that have been suppressed. It treats PTSD on all levels from war trauma to car accidents. The process connects the frontal cortex with the deep limbic system and amygdala. In that way the deep fears can be connected to the judgment processing center of the brain and reset with peaceful and positive sensations. It does this by triggering the deep brain through the external cues of REM sleep. This is done by alternating sensations between the hemispheres of the brain through eye movement back and forth, a sound cue alternating between the ears via headphones, or tapping alternately on the knees.
There has been research done on this to demonstrate its process through brain scans and to determine its long-term effectiveness. It is a real "meat-and-potatoes" kind of therapy. It is like the psychological equivalent of physical therapy in that it can be painful and very direct, and yet resets the damage in the system.
This thread can be set up as a discussion of pros and cons to this therapy if anyone knows enough background on it. It can also be a place to discuss experiences with it to whatever extent people feel comfortable.