Developed in mid- 2016, this technique is
used during the preparation phase of EMDR, and allows clients to reduce the disturbance associated with extremely painful memories without actually feeling the pain. Defenses that are normally
obstacles to processing are not activated because the process is not threatening or painful. Clients who dissociate have less need to dissociate and those who are afraid of the intensity of their
memories can process without being afraid. Dramatic reductions in disturbance happen often in 5 to ten minutes. Philip Manfield.