More seats opened up! Ana Gomez MC LPC, internationally renown presenter and author is coming to DesMoines, IA on Nov. 1-2, 2017 for a 2-day workshop, ‘EMDR and Play Therapy: A Playful Journey Towards Healing’. Ana is known for her innovative work with children and adolescents and is the author of several books and articles. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn play therapy strategies designed to enhance a child’s capacities to tolerate positive and negative affects from Ana Gomez in person!
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EMDR & Beyond’s Calendar of Upcoming Educational Events for the EMDR Community, including EMDR Basic Trainings, Specialty Workshops, Brunch & Learns, and Book Club discussions (in person and live streaming). Check it out and plan to join us!
The next Iowa training is approaching fast! Council Bluffs Iowa EMDR Training Course starts November 9 with registration open at www.emdrconsulting.com. Minneapolis Mn., EMDR Training Course starts September 28, with registration open at www.emdrconsulting.com. These trainings are already receiving registrations, so register now!
Highlights from the 2016 Annual EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis: Plenary and Workshop Presentations, EMDR community updates and research progress, and great new EMDR books!
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk is a must read for trauma therapists!
Children process much faster than adults or older teens but it can be more difficult to assess affect tolerance for emotional regulation.
It is harder to gauge affect tolerance, because they don’t always show emotions the way an adult does.
Elyse Harper, LMFT, shares strategies for assisting our clients in being able to as well as willing to feel emotions and body sensations.
The Wounds Within home study course (12 CE’s and 8 EMDRIA credits) will deepen your grasp of the key challenges for active duty and veteran military personnel and their families to better prepare you as a mental health professional.
Shanon Claussen shares more on EMDR therapy with children with resourcing tips as well as pictures for processing with all phases of the drawing protocol.
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/
As EMDR clinicians it is important to know how to keep our clients in their window of tolerance. This post focuses on those clients who are hyperaroused, overaccessing the material we are trying to activate in Phase three of our work for processing through the distress.