Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an approach that is primarily applied to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms (e.g., flashback, nightmares), but can additionally be used for a range of other psychological difficulties. I am currently using this approach to treat the impact of single (one off) traumatic events (e.g., a single assault, road traffic accident, witnessing or experiencing a one off adverse event). EMDR encourages bringing to mind the traumatic memory, thoughts and feelings whilst simultaneously stimulating both sides of the brain (bilateral stimulation; e.g., through eye movements). Over a number of sessions, the memory is processed and becomes less painful to recall. Below is a video that explains this approach in more detail.