“The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies,” writes Kenny Slaught, offering praise to the organization. “Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” People suffering from PTSD experience overwhelmingly painful emotions whenever they remember a past trauma. Those dealing with loss and grief often undergo similar reactions to emotional triggers. EMDR allows these negative emotions to be mitigated. EMDR involves the use of dual stimulation—bilateral eye movements and tones or taps. During the therapy, patients recall past traumas in a safe environment, focusing on an external stimulus of the tone or tap. Practitioners then help clients discover insight about the difficult emotions to make more positive associations with current triggers.