Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT) is a developing area brief change work that explores the area of undesired emotions and our ways of being. The process explores the question, "How did we learn to feel the way that we feel?" and opens up the possibility of creating the appropriate change in our emotional lives.
By teaching resources and skills inside the problem state, IEMT appears to bring the client more into the present moment and enables them to better stay out of past negative experiences.
Practitioners consistently report that IEMT has created change in their clients where no other approach has worked previously.
This extraordinary training course is divided into two halves. On day one participants discover how to use the eye movements in conjunction with the IEMT algorithms to address emotional imprints, and on day two, we explore issues relating to identity and ways of being.
Integral Eye Movement Therapy was originally developed by Andrew T. Austin based on the original work by Connirae and Steve Andreas and has been taught internationally in the USA, Israel, England, Poland and India.
For the practitioner, IEMT is about precise calibration to the client. Unlike other treatments involving eye movements, with this model the eye movements are neither random nor simply a repetitive left and right movement in the hope that change will occur. The training provides the tools for the practitioner to precisely calibrate which axis through which to move the eyes enabling the exploration work to occur with precision and at a remarkable speed.
IEMT is not the grand unified theory of therapy and change work and is still a developing model, but is a very useful adjunctive for the trained therapists and when used in the right hands can provide an excellent remedial tool for emotional change and a generative tool for identity change. Practitioners are reporting that IEMT enables excellent results where previously a good outcome might have appeared improbable.
"I had my session with Carl which I got very emotional about, you don't have to tell him anything because this is done on your feelings and emotions, but I did tell him because I wanted him to know why I was such a emotional puddle on the floor, when Carl had finished I had to reflect and remember, I really had to think about it, it was like a distant memory, the only way I could describe it was almost as if it had happened to someone else, but there was no emotion at all, I felt quite drained after because I had brought all of my feelings and emotions to the for, by reliving the memory, over the next few days I kept trying to remember how it felt, but again I still felt detached.
I'm now a few months down the line and I have to say I thought my feelings would return, but I'm so pleased to say that they haven't and I can now talk about it, like I would if I was having an everyday conversation, and more recently I've had to have contact with my daughters father, which has always resulted in me getting very angry and emotional after the phone calls, but now there's nothing. I can still remember everything that he did to me, it's just a distant memory.
I'm so grateful to Carl, because I no longer have the weight of it all around my neck, plus I really do feel that I'm now ready to let someone into my life and finally I can put the past where it belongs, Integral Eye Movement Therapy is without a shadow of a doubt the way forward. Thanks Carl"