Reprocessing (EMDR) as a
Modality in the Treatment
Trauma is an emotional response of someone who has been victimized by an extremely negative event (APA). While trauma is a normal reaction to a distressing event, the effects can be so severe that they interfere with an individual's ability to live a normal life. In a case such as this, help may be needed to treat the stress and dysfunction caused by the traumatic event and to restore the individual to a state of emotional well-being.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) originally developed by Shapiro (1989) is a relatively new treatment method for trauma. During EMDR, clients imaginally expose themselves to a traumatic or aversive memory, while simultaneously engaging in lateral eye movements that are induced by the EMDR therapist. The idea is that through eye movements, negative memories are emotionally processed and assimilated. Studies show that clients who received EMDR reported decreases in presenting complaints or trauma symptoms.
This workshop will give the participants the opportunity to experience the preparation phase especially on the Calm and Safe Place Exercise and so with the eight phases of EMDR. Demonstration of the method will also be undertaken.
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