AnnaLynne McCord has remembered a repressed memory she was keeping for over two decades.

Speaking to Us Weekly, the actress revealed that on Aug. 16, 2018, she underwent eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), choosing this specific type of therapy to unite her mind and body. As she did it, she uncovered a memory she had repressed.

“I remembered,” she said to the outlet. “and my whole life changed.”

To get the therapy to work, McCord had to think of a fragmented memory, which led to her uncovering what she was keeping from even herself for so long.

“It was this frozen image in my mind,” she said of a memory where she was seeing her younger self with her clothes down. “I’m being slammed in the face with blackness.”.

“…It’s not good. It went on for years, up until I was 11,” McCord continued. “and then I have a memory, just a singled-out incident, that felt like I was a little bit older than 11.”

Dr. Robert Buff, a clinical psychologist, explained to Us Weekly why people choose EMDR as a way to recall a traumatic memory.

“When people have something that triggers a traumatic memory, it’s usually some sort of sensory cue that pulls that memory back. It’s very threatening, and that causes people to avoid remembering,” he said before adding that EMDR “helps reprocess these memories in a way that makes them less threatening and less immediate. EMDR has been proven to be a very effective treatment for trauma.”

McCord will now go on a global mediation tour in January with the goal of “raising the collective energy against slavery of the body and mind.”

She adds that if she’s “hoping to heal from violent energy, I can’t do that by responding with more violent or angry energy. I am love, and I’m [a] storm. We’re here to break cycles and break chains.”

McCord rose to fame in the early 2000s when she took small roles in “The O.C.” and “Ugly Betty” but, she is best known for playing Eden Lord in “Nip/Tuck” and Naomi Clark in “90210.”

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AnnaLynne McCord is pictured August 10, 2016 at the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Getty Images