My Journey to EMDR Therapy

"Our Intention Creates Our Reality" - Wayne-Dyer

  “Our intention creates our reality” – Wayne Dyer …I have experienced the accuracy of this statement throughout the past two decades of my life. I encountered a powerful shift when I realized that I no longer had to be afraid of reaching beyond what I believed I was capable…

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EMDR Therapy and Our Internal Wisdom of Healing

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When adults experience anxiety, depression, body image issues, as well as, just feeling stuck in their lives, that’s when they often come into therapy to experience EMDR Therapy. EMDR therapy allows clients to release beliefs that have been holding them back from reaching their potential and connects them with who they…

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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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EMDR Therapy, My Journey as an EMDR Therapist

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." ~ Dolly Parton

There is nothing more satisfying than finding what you were meant to do with your life and having the key to unlock the door to fulfill your purpose. For years, I had been standing in front of that door with keys I believed would unlock the door but for some…

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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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Somatic Interventions in EMDR Therapy

"The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Somatic Therapy engages body awareness as an intervention in psychotherapy and addresses the connections between the brain, the mind, and behavior. EMDR Therapists with training in somatic interventions have advanced tools to work with the dysregulation of the nervous system associated with post traumatic stress. Modern day somatic psychotherapies such…

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“EMDR and Dissociation: Reflections, Considerations, and Cases” Presentation at Boulder EMDR Network Meeting

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Boulder EMDR Network Meeting Date: Tuesday – April 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Location: Gondolier Italian Eatery, 4800 Baseline Rd., Boulder – southeast corner of the Meadows Shopping Center Agenda: 11:30-11:50 — Sign-in, order lunch, and networking 11:50-12:10 — Welcome, announcements, discussion 12:10-1:45 — Arielle Schwartz, PhD, and Lorene Cecilia, MA, LPC…

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