Although much of the theory behind trauma work came from my studying EMDR, Gentle Reprocessing is a very separate therapy. It does use bilateral stimulation, but instead of asking the clients to face the traumatic event, all the emotions and body sensations and the negative cognitions all at once, it only asks the client to deal with one emotion and/or body sensation at a time. This helps keep a client from being re-traumatized by keeping them in their comfort zone. It also differs because the positive cognitions are installed once the negative emotions are neutralized. A safe place is built into the process of Gentle Reprocessing, thus allowing the therapist to start using it soon after a history is taken. There is not a long preparation time to get a client ready to do Gentle Reprocessing.