EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that have resulted from disturbing life experiences. It has been found that certain bilateral sensory inputs, such as side-to-side eye movements, can disrupt and reduce the negative emotion associated with traumatic memories that have been inadequately processed and stored in isolated neural networks. This is done by addressing the past, present and future aspects of a stored memory, requiring the person to recall distressing events while receiving bilateral sensory inputs.