EMP is a tool developed by Arnold Bruhn in the 1980s to help patients reread and rewrite the narrative of their lives. It consists of a file that you give to the patient, (with no obligation that he or she fill it all out) consisting of numerous pages each dedicated to a particular type of memory (childhood memories, memories of family life, memories of happy or painful experiences, etc.)

The basic idea is that everyone has narratives that they have constructed about themselves and the world: these are the basis of their identity, and are in some ways subjective creations, which we have created from our life experiences, and which help us make sense of our perceptions.

For this same reason, these stories influence what we see, and shape our present.

Sometimes mechanisms learned in the early evolutionary stages, which had an adaptive function that was also useful and effective then, are replayed twenty or thirty years later, and this causes malaise and inadequate and ineffective choices, but which make sense when related to ancient conflicts or traumas.

The tool of EMP allows us to address the world of ancient memories in a non-directive or invasive way and bring out the most effective and dysfunctional mechanisms, to empower the subject to understand and make informed choices.