Trauma and Addictions

Written by guest blogger, John Gray, a certified EMDR clinician and a Certified Addictions Counselor III.  Addictions arrive out of a myriad of stimuli that tend to drive the continuation of substance abuse. This continuation of substance abuse/addiction tends to take on a life of it’s own. The territory where…

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EMDR and Addictions: Feeling State Protocol

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Written by guest blogger, Crystal Whitlow, LCSW, Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant.  Although I had never been particularly interested in addictions work, I recently attended a workshop on the “Feeling State Protocol for Addictions” with Dr. Robert Miller, at the 2012 EMDRIA Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Miller developed…

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Polyvagal Theory and EMDR Therapy


As an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant and co-developer of several EMDR Advanced Workshops at the Maiberger institute I have had many opportunities to present on the work of Dr. Stephen Porges and the Polyvagal Theory.  Seeing Dr. Porges at the 2012 EMDRIA Conference was an opportunity to refine my own understanding…

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