What is Bilateral Stimulation?
Bilateral stimulation involves the rhythmic activation of both sides of the body or brain, often used in therapies like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to process and alleviate emotional distress. It has been shown in different studies that bilateral stimulation improves feeling and memory recall, particularly comfortable feelings and pleasant memories.
Bilateral stimulation has several benefits, with the majority of them related to anxiety reduction. Through this treatment, one can reduce their feelings of anxiety, PTSD, and other stress-related disorders. It also helps regulate one's emotional regulation, increase their sense of calm and happiness, and provide better reaction and management to certain stressors.