I practice Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which is helpful for a wide range of mental health concerns. Eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation seem to activate your problem solving process; something that happens during REM sleep when your eyes are darting back and forth. By focusing on a specific problem, and both its negative and positive emotions, sensations, and beliefs, then adding bilateral stimulation, your brain begins problem solving. Since you are focused on the specific problem, your brain is able to work through it more effectively than what would happen if it randomly comes up while you are sleeping. EMDR is a very effective therapy intervention for anxiety, grief, phobias, addictions, pain, trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues.