Laurel Parnell’s “Attachment Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma” is a widely referenced work in the working with attachment trauma and EMDR Therapy. One of the important things that Parnell discusses is how valuable it is to repair developmental wounding. This is a critical step in working with attachment trauma. When one doesn’t develop a secure attachment from getting “good enough” parenting, different deficits will develop, leaving one to find ways to cope on their own. These coping mechanisms are needed to survive as a baby, but can leave one struggling in adulthood.
Below is a sample of books recommended for learning more about about attachment trauma*:
- Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy ~ Shapiro, Kaslow, Maxfield (2007)
- The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples ~ Gottman; John (2011)
- The Impact of Attachment ~ Hart, Susan (2011)
- Growing Up Again ~ Illsley Clarke, Dawson (1989)
- Hold Me Tight ~ Johnson (2008)
- Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy ~ Ogden, P. Minton K. (2006)
- Parent From the Inside Out ~ Siegel, Hartzell (2003)
- Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self ~ Schore, Allan N. (2003)
- The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis & Developmental Psychology ~ Stern, Daniel (2000)
The following are also great books for learning how to resource clients who are struggling with attachment trauma:
- Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma ~ Mansfield (2010) Berkley, CA: Mansfield
- Tapping In – ~Parnell, Laurell (2008) Boulder, CO: Sounds True
- The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS): An Ego State Therapy for Healing Adults with Childhood Trauma and Attachment Wound ~ Schmidt, Shirley Jean (2009)
Creating a safe environment in EMDR Therapy to explore attachment trauma is essential to treatment. Learning how to navigate attachment trauma with EMDR Therapy can be tricky and seeking a Somatic EMDR Workshop on the subject is essential.
“EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma” is a Somatic EMDR Workshop offered by the Maiberger Institute that provides EMDR Therapists the opportunity to learn more about about healing attachment trauma with EMDR Therapy. Click on the button below to learn more this training.
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Somatic EMDR Tools for Attachment Trauma
This two-day Somatic EMDR Workshop — created by Barb Maiberger and Dr. Arielle Schwartz, authors of “EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment” — is designed to help EMDR therapists learn an integrative approach in working with Attachment trauma. Therapists learning EMDR therapy are not trained to work with attachment trauma in their initial training and the impact it has on the body and mind. Clients who experience preverbal memories can feel overwhelmed which can shut down reprocessing through dissociation and a disconnect from the body. Learning how to work with preverbal memories by incorporating somatic skills is an essential for all EMDR therapists who want to help their clients heal at a profound core level. Without effective treatment, attachment trauma can be passed onto the next generation. This work can help clients broaden their capacity to have healthy interpersonal relationships that can be fostered in the world. This workshop will be taught by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, who is highly skilled and brings her own unique experiences and wealth of knowledge into the workshop.
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