EMDR Tappers refer to devices used in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat individuals who have experienced traumatic events or have other emotional or mental health issues.

EMDR tappers are handheld devices that produce alternating bilateral stimulation, often in the form of tapping or flashing lights, to stimulate the right and left hemispheres of the brain. During EMDR therapy, the therapist guides the patient through recalling the traumatic memory while simultaneously using the tapper to produce bilateral stimulation. The idea behind this is to help the patient process and integrate the traumatic memory, leading to a reduction in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The theory behind EMDR tappers is that the bilateral stimulation helps to activate both sides of the brain, which can facilitate the processing and integration of traumatic memories. It is thought that the tappers can help to create a state of relaxation and safety, which can make it easier for individuals to access and process traumatic memories without becoming overwhelmed.

EMDR tappers can be helpful for individuals who have experienced a range of traumatic experiences, including PTSD, childhood abuse, and other forms of trauma. They are often used in combination with other EMDR techniques, such as guided visualization and cognitive restructuring, to help individuals process and reframe traumatic memories.