EMDR therapists have extensive training.  In the United States, they have to first be licensed as a therapist or have their master’s degree and being supervised by a licensed therapist.   After that, they can attend approximately 40 hours of training which is followed by many hours of specific EMDR supervision with a certified EMDR trainer / consultant.  

This is why it is so dangerous to do on your own without a trained therapist.  EMDR therapists are highly trained and there is no safe way to bypass that.  Please don’t ever try EMDR without a trained therapist.  Please check out the video below to learn more: