http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/201...ressful-memories_n_9397670.html?utm_hp_ref=uk What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? While it might sound like something out of a modern day Sci-Fi film, there is a very real therapy - available on the NHS - which helps people deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and stress, in this way. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. During a typical session, a client will be asked to target a particularly distressing memory. They will then be encouraged to move their eyes from left to right. The therapy has been used to treat people who have gone through incredibly traumatic events - including a PTSD sufferer who was on the same carriage as a 7/7 bomber and the mother of a murder victim.