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accelerated information processing

Accelerated Information processing (AIP) is the general theoretical model of which EMDR is a specific method. This term refers to an innate tendency of the brain to process disturbing life experiences to an adaptive resolution. The AIP model states that the brain's information processing system can be blocked as a result of trauma on a psychological level and that specific methods, such as EMDR, can catalyze effective information processing at an accelerated rate leading to an adaptive resolution of the trauma.

Definition extracted from their first level training manual with permission from EMDR Institute, Inc.