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Looping is a form of blocked response in which the client is not processing information and instead is cycling through the same emotions, sensations, images, or thoughts in successive sets (as opposed to simply indicating no change). The SUDS or VoC level remains unchanged when the client is looping. Other thoughts may be reported but of a basically similar nature, with the same affective quality and without new insight.

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