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The Mindful Stance of the EMDR Therapist: Four Reminders to Avoid the Trauma Triangle

Let’s face it, one of the common adaptions to trauma that therapists share is the overdeveloped role of rescuer. It is easy for some of us to step into the trauma triangle through this dynamic. It is so automatic we may not even notice when we do. 

 

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On Fidelity

The issue of fidelity has been around for as long as EMDR has been in existence. In the early days, before any training and accreditation standards existed, we discussed our cases together informally. We shared our fears and our mistakes as well as our triumphs. Francine published a newsletter with...

What is Resolution, Actually?

In EMDR therapy, the resolution of a Target Memory is defined as a SUD of 0, VOC of 7 and a clear Body Scan.  That means the client experiences no actual distress when bringing up what remains of the memory. The client also resonates with their positive belief to be “absolutely true,” about...

Riding Roller Coasters

It’s a predictable cycle.

I’ve always considered myself to be brave overriding my insecurities while practicing new skills in front of other people. It’s a predictable cycle. I start a new training feeling skilled. I learn something new and experience confusion.  I finally integrate what I...

You’re Not Alone

The EMDR Therapist’s Role in the Healing Journey

How is EMDR therapy different from any other type of psychotherapy? It is unique in giving the brain the opportunity to access an experience as it was encoded at the time, bringing it into conscious awareness. We call that dual awareness—knowing...