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The legend of EMDRe
Documentary of Michel Meignant and Mario Viana
    the psychologist Roger SOLOMON asks Michel MEIGNANT to think of a traumatic memory in order to conduct an EMDR session on him

Post-traumatic effects are at the origin of human misfortunes. Some traumas can leave psychic and physical effects difficult to cure. These post-traumatic sufferings, when not properly treated, are at the origin of new violences, of new sufferings. A traumatic cycle settles, mainly responsible for the world's misfortunes.

In 1987, Francine Shapiro invented the EMDR (Eyes Movement Desensitization and Reprocesssing), a revolutionary method of psychotherapy which cures traumas by the use of rhythmic ocular movements - from left to right and from right to left.

The film shows an EMDR session practiced on Dr. Michel Meignant, the film director, himself psychotherapist, by the psychologist Roger Solomon. A real and moving therapeutic demonstration of the treatment of family traumas and the after-effects of the SHOAH !

During the film, various French, American, Canadian and Israeli practitioners, among whom Francine Shapiro, provide explanations on the discovery and the operation of the EMDR method.


starring, in order of appearance :
Michel Meignant, doctor, psychotherapist, France
Roger Solomon, psychologist, USA
Jacques Roques, psychoanalyst, France
Tony Brazil, psychotherapist, France
David Servan-Schreiber, psychiatrist, France
Francine Shapiro, psychologist, USA
Guy Sautai, doctor, France
Ehud Oren, psychologist, Israel
Sheila Salama, psychiatrist, USA
Marine de Fréminville, psychologist, Canada

Original French/English version with English/French subtitles - length 01h07’17’’ - asclepia © 2007