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: