Sarah Reimer Dawson MSW is a certified EMDR therapist in private practice in a small town in Ohio. Her current practice, like this presentation, is strongly informed by what she learned working closely with Wen Chi Chien at Zen Institute in Tucson, AZ almost five years ago. Prior to that, she worked in community mental health for five years. Perhaps because she completed an MA in philosophy before getting her MSW and beginning to work as a therapist, Sarah is much more interested in theory than many who practice the healing arts. This presentation resulted from her ongoing attempts to underwrite with neuroscience and clinical research what she finds to be effective clinical practice, and to contribute to the evolution of EMDR education and training.