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

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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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Self-Care Books for Therapists

Therapists and counselors often ask their clients how they are taking care of themselves. It’s an important part of therapy. The big question is — How are therapists taking care of themselves? Are they doing for themselves what they expect their clients to do? Many therapists often put themselves last…

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Reading List for 2015 EMDRIA Conference

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Today is the first day of the 2015 EMDRIA Conference (Aug. 27th – 30th), which is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania year. The theme of the EMDRIA Conference this year is “The Freedom to Heal.” Bringing EMDR Therapy to more and more people is helping the world heal from trauma, and…

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Books on Working with Somatic Interventions and EMDR Therapy

1503 Connections of the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Many EMDR Therapists receive training in body-centered ways of working with trauma to learn how to see trauma in the body and have interventions that will help the client move through and integrate the trauma more completely. If you are an EMDR Therapist interested reading more about how trauma impacts the…

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