3-4 Eye Movement Integration

Eye Movement Integration

This may be one of the simplest processes needing the least amount of story or context. Yet it is surprisingly effective when done correctly. So read the instructions in the book, then watch the video for a good examples and a couple of useful ways you can vary the process.

Steve Andreas demonstrates “Eye Movement Integration” with a Vietnam Vet.

The Eye Movement Integration Process

Now pick a simple light weight experience in your life to experiment with, and go back to page 96 and go through the process again.

After using this process a few times with low level examples, you'll be practiced enough to try on more challenging ones. Let us know how it's going for you in the comments. 🙂

A really big benefit of practicing all of these processes, even if the you don't have a strong need for a particular one right now, is that your are adding more arrows to your quiver, more tools to your kit. It's a great way of creating extra resources, some slack in your life. Run through them a few times with simple examples from your life and you'll be comfortable automatically using them whenever a need arises.


Comments (6)

Dear Mr. Dotz,
By the way, I am very much enjoying my first read of “NLP The Essential Guide”. I’ve wondered for a long time about NLP, and I’m finding the text fascinating reading. The exercises are great.



the message “34 minutes later”…. what happened during those 34 minutes which are not in the video? some supplementary action, procedure o exercise?
supplementary talk?


Steve: “I continued doing what I was doing before the 34 minute gap, having him follow my pen, but using different eye movements, pausing after each set to get feedback from him about any changes in intensity or quality.”
This is typical in using this process especially with deep and serious experiences. And amazing to remove the stress of over 30 years in some 30 plus minutes.

I am unable to imagine putting the feeling of resistance on the tip. I tend to feel to be overcome with resistance and laziness when I try an imagine a feeling, and this is one of the reasons I have been unable to do some of the previous exercises.

Hi Brian,

My earlier reply must have been waylaid somehow.

What I suggest is choosing something easier, a “lighter” feeling or a precursor feeling. So instead of starting with resistance, perhaps boredom or simply disinterest.
Disinterest: looking at a magazine rack at the airport, my eyes pass right over the fashion magazines. I’m not resistant or even bored. They simply have no interest.
Bored: doing or contemplating something tedious.

Another way to go is to practice with something to which you simply have much less, but still some, resistance.
So I really resist doing my taxes myself (with good reason 😉 but I can overcome the lack of desire to assemble my data and send it to my tax guy.


Love the eye movement integration exercise – really very cathartic.

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