Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a type of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro, which emphasizes memories as the cause of psychopathology and alleviates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress...
Acute, Chronic and Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology and Relationship to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy
Register for Saturday April 11, 2015 EMDR Iowa presentation EMDR & Panic Disorders DVD and Discussion, a Regional Training and Meeting. EMDRIA credits and CEU’s available.
Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsions, sex addictions, and smoking have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are caused by a fixation of a positive feeling event. Afterwards, whenever the person wants to feel that feel-good feeling, the link with that particular behavior is triggered.
My recent trauma-sensitive yoga group results for women and adolescent showed improvement of body awareness (pre-post results, Bessel van der Kolk’s Body Awareness Scale). Participants also noticed being relaxed, more present, and in tune with their body.
The Ben Franklin Institue provides Continuing Education for mental and behavioral health specialists, listing 4 EMDR distance learning courses in their catalog at http://bfisummit.com/online-ce-courses-and-expert-dvds/
In this highly practical, skill building DVD workshop from a live presentation, Nancy Newport, LPC, gives an overview of assessment for and treatment of Acute Trauma of all kinds and Tracy Ryan Kidd, LCSW, covers how to use EMDR within the three stages of trauma work.
Using guided imagery exercises, participants will be able to identify with new clients presenting for and experiencing EMDR treatment. and evaluate one’s own capacity for empathy within the therapeutic context and apply it to their own EMDR practice.