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The amazing therapy for healing at light speed...EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
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EMDR - 20/20 Report

A clip from 20/20 exploring EMDR.
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An 11 minute clip from 20/20 about how EMDR works with personal testimony. 

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EMDR: Is it for you?

EMDR: Is it for you? | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

In doing this, little islands are created in our brains ... isolated neuro-networks ... of old painful memories. Sealed within these memories are childish and inaccurate perceptions and judgments about the events, about who we are, and about life itself. For example, an adult may have isolated memories about the death of a favorite pet from his/her preschool years. These might be stored in the brain along with feelings of anger, sadness, and guilt.

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This is a simple explaination of EMDR with an island metaphor for understanding how difficult experiences get separated from the rest of our brain and distort the MAP of how we see ourselves. 

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EMDR Can Change Your Life and End Limiting Beliefs

EMDR Can Change Your Life and End Limiting Beliefs | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
EMDR allows you to let go of those negative beliefs and negative feelings.   EMDR was originally developed in the 80's and used extensively wit(...)
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EMDR can help you let go of negative beliefs for good. 

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How EMDR Can Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma

How EMDR Can Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
EMDR is an approach to therapy that I find particularly helpful for people who have experienced trauma.  This can be something normally associated with trauma (a sexual assault, an earthquake or a bank robbery) or an experience that was...
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Nice explanation of EMDR specific to sexual trauma

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Presentation on Focus on EMDR, phobias and associated panic

Presentation on Focus on EMDR, phobias and associated panic | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

Every eight minutes, someone in America experiences a panic attack, reports the National Institute of Mental Health. More than 2.4 million are presently plagued by a phobia or panic disorder and another half-million are likely to experience it at some point.


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WHO | WHO releases guidance on mental health care after trauma

WHO | WHO releases guidance on mental health care after trauma | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
WHO is releasing new clinical protocols and guidelines to health-care workers for treating the mental health consequences of trauma and loss.
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The World Health Organization has released guidelines for treating PTSD: 

  • Types of support offered can include psychological first aid, stress management and helping affected people to identify and strengthen positive coping methods and social supports.
  • In addition, referral for advanced treatments such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or a new technique called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) should be considered for people suffering from PTSD. These techniques help people reduce vivid, unwanted, repeated recollections of traumatic events. More training and supervision is recommended to make these techniques more widely available.
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EMDR To Reduce Post-Divorce Conflict

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EMDR To Reduce Post-Divorce Conflict

Marital conflict, separation, dissolution and court proceedings can be stressful and even traumatic.  The arguments, verbal attacks, grief and feelings of loss or betrayal can be devastating. The r...

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EMDR can be quite helpful with many individuals going through a divorce and healing from the leftover hurt and pain of the relationship. Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience and clearing triggers associated witht he marriage can alter the interaction post-divorce. 

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I Confess! A Man Shares His Struggles With Emotional Eating & Healing with EMDR Therapy

I Confess! A Man Shares His Struggles With Emotional Eating & Healing with EMDR Therapy | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

...today’s blogger Bart Vale courageously shares his “confession” about his issues with food and EMDR; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing…


Bart’s Story…

didn’t know I was an emotional eater until a career change offered me a more sedentary lifestyle than the one I was used to.  In the past, I could literally eat anything I wanted because I was on my feet all day long.  I never had time to sit still for a moment as stress moved me from one location to the next, putting out the fires of retail management along the way...


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A man shares how processing triggers via EMDR created a path for healing from emotional eating. 

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7 Reasons Why EMDR Works for Addiction

7 Reasons Why EMDR Works for Addiction | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing is becoming popular as a method of withdrawal treatment. 

Here are 7 reasons why EMDR treatment can work for addicts:1. Increases the overall health of a person by decreasing their stress levels2. Helps overcome mental blocks in a person’s memory
  • Addicts block out memories that could be partly, if not fully, responsible for their addiction. This has the effect of allowing the memory to be dealt with and put to rest if necessary.
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Specific to treating addiction...this article gives 7 reasons EMDR treatment works with addictive behaviors. http://www.hawaiiislandrecovery.com/blog/reasons-emdr-works/


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PTSD and EMDR - A New Chapter in Healing

PTSD and EMDR - A New Chapter in Healing | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

“You nasty, mean, selfish little girl,” the mother screamed.  “You ruined everything.  Now the group won’t have a project today because you ate the gum drops.  Take off that uniform.  You don’t deserve...


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As I write this, I remember the original experience and the EMDR experience and yet energetically it has changed for me for the positive.  Through the EMDR I came to understand that the shame and condemnation was not mine to carry.  I was just a little girl and she the parent.  Her job was to teach and lead.  Children don’t have the ability to think through things.  I was a little girl, with a little girl’s brain and a little girl’s body.


I am grateful for the experience of healing through this and while I don’t look forward to going back into the memories, I look forward to reprogramming the brain through EMDR so I am free from the effects and triggers of the memory.

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Mary describes the healing power of EMDR to transform her traumatic memories on this blog. What an honor it is to journey with brave women like Mary as they walk toward healing. Amy Fuller PhD 

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old memories transformed

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EMDR Explained: The Who, What, Where and How of EMDR Therapy

EMDR Explained: The Who, What, Where and How of EMDR Therapy | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
Dr. Amy Fuller's EMDR ONLINE MAGAZINE What is EMDR? EMDR is a revolutionary therapy that has helped millions let go of painful experiences, memories, or beliefs. By utilizing the brain’s natural he...
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Curious what EMDR is? Read this article to find out all about this amazing way to heal and live free from the past complete with videos and resources for more information. 

http://amyfullerphd.com/emdr-explained/ 

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EMDR International Association

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The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR.
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EMDR JOURNAL » Colleen Patrice - Author – EMDR Advocate-Trauma Recovery Coach

EMDR JOURNAL » Colleen Patrice - Author – EMDR Advocate-Trauma Recovery Coach | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

As a result of my healing process, I felt compelled to create this journal for others who have chosen to take advantage of EMDR therapy. My hope is that my experience can help light and guide the way for the self-understanding and empowerment of others, and let them know their process is supported, validated, and appreciated.

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EMDR Network

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EMDR Network provides access to information, resources, cautions and research updates to clients and clinicians evaluating and participating in EMDR therapy.
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EMDR: A Powerful New Therapy for Healing Emotional Pain

EMDR: A Powerful New Therapy for Healing Emotional Pain | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
An EMDR session is explained showing exactly what happens in a session with an EMDR therapist.
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On EMDR: eye movements during retrieval reduce sub... [Cogn Emot. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

In eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), patients make eye movements (EM) during trauma recall. Earlier experimental studies found that EM during recall reduces memory vividness during future recalls, and this was taken as laboratory support for the underlying mechanism of EMDR. However, reduced vividness was assessed with self-reports that may be affected by demand characteristics. We tested whether recall+EM also reduces memory vividness on a behavioural reaction time (RT) task. 

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32 undergradutes students encoded two pictures, recalled them then rated their vividness. Divided into 2 groups, one group recalled the picture with Eye Movement (EM), the other without eye movements. 

In the EM group, self-rated vividness of the recalled+EM picture decreased, and the non EM group had no change.  More...


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Restoring the Body: Bessel van der Kolk on Treating Trauma with Yoga, EMDR, and Healing Therapies

Restoring the Body: Bessel van der Kolk on Treating Trauma with Yoga, EMDR, and Healing Therapies | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

Human memory is a sensory experience says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy (EMDR) can restore a sense of goodness.

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Brilliant Interview with with Bessel van der Kolk, a well-known PTSD expert,  with Krista Tippett at on being about Trauma and Restoring the Body.  Krista Tippett describes this conversation as "Surprisingly joyful" where he describes the "complexity of memory, the need for others and how our brains take care of our body." www.amyfullerphd.com 




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EMDR is a more effective treatment than anti-depressant

EMDR is a more effective treatment than anti-depressant | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may be a more efficacious treatment for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than antidepressant medication, new research suggests.


A small, randomized trial of male survivors of the ongoing war in Pakistan with clinically diagnosed PTSD found that after 6 weeks, 90% of those who received weekly EMDR therapy showed treatment response.


The EMDR group also had a significantly greater overall drop in symptom severity scores compared with those who received daily 20-mg doses of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine.


http://t.co/Lz6tpEJHdF 

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According to research presented recently at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a small randomized study compared two groups of 30 men post-war with similar degress of reported PTSD. One group received weekly EMDR sessions and the other group was adminstered an SSRI daily for 6 weeks. Results showed that 90% of the EMDR group had significant reduction in symptoms of PTSD compared to 36% in the SSRI group. http://t.co/Lz6tpEJHdF HT @medscapepsych @DAWNZIVANOVICH 

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Treating Trauma with EMDR: Healing from Our Nightmares

http://www.nicabm.com/trauma2013/info/?del=ShapiroYT 


Francine Shapiro, originator of EMDR therapy, explains how to use EMDR to treat trauma. Her trauma treatment is one of the most effective trauma therapies, and here we get a first-hand look at how she uses it to treat patients with traumatic experiences. Don't miss the full length webinar with Francine, or the rest of the Treating Trauma series. (From one of our Healthy You guests Heal My PTSD, LLC - treating trauma with EMDR.

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Dr. Shapiro explains the "how" of the amazing power of EMDR to help a survivor of trauma. When we sleep at night our brain begins to clean house and sometimes this means it finds a difficult or traumatic memory which prevents REM sleep. EMDR similates REM sleep with its bilateral stimulation and allows for the memory to be processed, or chewed up, so that its original emotional heat is reduced or in some cases, elimiated and replaced by positve meaning. Thanks @RuthBuczynski  #EMDR works! 

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10 Ways to Take Control of Your Life, from Francine Shapiro P.h. D.

Listen to the full interview at http://www.33voices.com/francine-shapiro/audio Francine Shapiro, PhD, is an American psychologist who is the originator and developer of EMDR (acronym for ’Eye Movement Desensitization and...

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Expert Answers on E.M.D.R.

Expert Answers on E.M.D.R. | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it

Francine Shapiro, the originator of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, responds to readers’ questions.

Expert Answers on EMDR


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Great Q&A with Dr. Shapiro on EMDR. 

Expert Answers on EMDR

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Treating Child Abuse Trauma With EMDR

Treating Child Abuse Trauma With EMDR | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
National newsmagazine committed to enhancing the entire social work profession by exploring its difficult issues, new challenges, proud past, and current successes.

http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/032210p20.shtml 


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Can Eye Movements Treat Trauma?: Scientific American

Can Eye Movements Treat Trauma?: Scientific American | EMDR Therapy | Scoop.it
Recent research supports the effectiveness of "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing"
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EMDR Therapy

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From a client after an EMDR session: "Amy, Thank you so much for the session yesterday...I have never experienced so much healing and clarity before.  It is amazing and I praise God for you and the...
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This page explains what EMDR is, how it works, and who can benefit from it. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller, Marriage & Family Therapist passionate about healing & empowering a fuller life through Relational, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Health/Growth. www.AmyFullerPhd.com