10 Years of EMDR Essentials and Beyond

It’s been 10 years since I wrote EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists, and I can hardly believe what has happened since then. I wrote this book because I kept hearing from therapists that they didn’t know how to explain EMDR therapy to their clients and felt there wasn’t anything good that they could give to clients to help them understand this powerful modality. I resisted writing this book wondering if I had anything to say, but something inside me said you just have to do it. What a learning process that was for me. But the thing that touched me the most is that when I approached my clients to share their stories for the book, they gladly offered their experiences to share so that others could relate to what they experienced and how they got help and felt real change.

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Lady Gaga and the Chronic Pain of Trauma

"Let’s work together to beckon the world towards kindness." ~ Lady Gaga

In the Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, we witness Lady Gaga moving through her daily life, including how she manages the extreme chronic pain she experiences through her grueling schedule. During her acceptance speech at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event, Lady Gaga appeared to link this chronic pain to…

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Reading List of Books for 2018 EMDRIA Conference

Reading List of Books for 2018 EMDRIA Conference

The 2018 EMDRIA Conference is being held in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 4 – 7, 2018. Attending the EMDRIA Conference is a great way for EMDR Therapists to learn from different presenters on special situations and populations. For therapists interested in learning more about this year’s EMDRIA Conference presenters, below is…

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EMDR Therapy and Addictions: Developing the Pocket of Trust

Treating Addictions With EMDR Therapy and the Stages of Change

After many years of practicing EMDR Therapy and working with addictions, I have noticed that there are key moments in therapy where the therapeutic alliance is necessary to support the client’s ability to have successful treatment, which I call the Pocket of Trust. The Pocket of Trust is an emotional…

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Working with Attachment Trauma and EMDR Therapy

"Boy, Toddler, Ceo, Child, Kid, Cute, Happy, Baby" by Courtany via Pixabay (CC)

When therapists are first learning EMDR Therapy, they quickly realize that single incident traumas easily reprocess, and more complex cases do not respond using the standard protocol without learning more skills to recognize the underlying Attachment trauma. In order to successfully navigate Attachment Trauma, EMDR Therapists need to learn how…

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Reading List of Books for 2016 EMDRIA Conference

The 2016 EMDRIA Conference is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Aug. 25 – 28, 2016. Attending the conference is a great way for EMDR Therapists to learn from different presenters on special situations and populations. This year the conference is also available online where a therapist can earn up…

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