False Memories and EMDR Therapy

TED Speaker Elizabeth Loftus

In her TEDTalk, “The Fiction of Memory” (TEDGlobal 2013), Elizabeth Loftus discusses memory and in particular, false memories. She offers case examples of people who have been wrongly convicted by incidences of eyewitnesses having memories that were completely inaccurate. She explains the common misconception of memory as the following: …Memory…

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Addictions, Trauma, and EMDR Therapy

The word “addiction” is a loaded word. Many people struggle with addiction on some level. It’s often hard to see or admit to oneself. Addiction can be complex in that it impacts people biologically, chemically, neurologically, psychologically, medically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. What is in common with all addictions is the feeling…

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Attachment and EMDR Therapy in Working with Adults

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EMDR Therapy is mostly known for helping people working through very distinct traumatic events. These events can be named, felt, and remembered distinctly. When these kinds of memories are worked on in EMDR Therapy, clients feel the trauma become resolved and feel more present in their lives. This is something…

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Books on Attachment Trauma and EMDR Therapy

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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…

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Healing Attachment Trauma with EMDR Therapy

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We already know that EMDR Therapy relieves PTSD symptoms related to traumatic events. Now the new science of neuroplasticity helps us recognize that we can actually heal our earliest wounds; those related to our attachment and that form the template for relationships throughout our lives. Not very long ago the…

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Reflections on Community and Vicarious Trauma

This post was written by Guest Blogger, Katie Asmus, MA, LPC. Katie Asmus and Barb Maiberger are also instructors for “Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization Prevention for Therapists”  As empathetic beings, simply through being in relationship with others who’ve had hard experiences, it is common to experience increased anxiety, depression,…

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Diversity Matters in Psychotherapy

This post was written by guest blogger, Dr. Arielle Schwartz, and was originally posted on her blog. Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC will be presenting on “Embodied Culture: A Somatic Approach to Diversity Awareness in EMDR” at the 2014 EMDRIA Conference in Denver, Colorado. Visit the EMDRIA Conference…

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EMDR Week in Denver, Colorado

In honor of the 2014 EMDRIA Conference in Denver, Colorado, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EMDR, Mayor Michael B. Hancock has officially proclaimed September 15-21, 2014 as “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Week” in Denver, Colorado Francine Shapiro, PhD — the founder of EMDR and the author of…

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