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EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists

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A consumer's handbook to the basics of EMDR therapy.
Today, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a widely used integrative protocol to help individuals access and overcome their traumatic memories. However, many?both clients and practitioners alike?still know very little about it, or are badly misinformed. To those not familiar with it, EMDR can seem overly theoretical and abstract, and if it?s not practiced correctly, can be ineffective, or worse, ...

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Overview

A consumer's handbook to the basics of EMDR therapy.
Today, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a widely used integrative protocol to help individuals access and overcome their traumatic memories. However, many—both clients and practitioners alike—still know very little about it, or are badly misinformed. To those not familiar with it, EMDR can seem overly theoretical and abstract, and if it’s not practiced correctly, can be ineffective, or worse, harmful. But with a skilled therapist to carefully guide and facilitate the process, as the author writes, “relief is so great it often feels like magic.” The purpose of this concise handbook, written by a veteran EMDR practitioner, is to explain EMDR in a simple, straightforward way so that that readers will know what to expect and how to prepare themselves for treatment. Many books on the subject delve into the theory or technical aspects of EMDR. This book does just the opposite. Maiberger focuses on the basics in an easy-to-read way so consumers and therapists alike can quickly understand what it’s all about. The first part of the book lays the framework, describing the phases of EMDR treatment, the nature of trauma and its effect on memory, how to choose an EMDR therapist, safety issues, and answering why EMDR works and how it can work for children. In the second part of the book, case examples are presented from the author’s clinical experience that put it all into practice, demonstrating exactly how EMDR therapy can successfully resolve deep emotional problems and traumas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393705690
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/12/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 453,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barb Maiberger is an EMDR practitioner. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: How I Came to Practice EMDR 1

Part I An Inside Look At EMDR Therapy

1 Beginning EMDR Therapy 13

2 Trauma, Memory, and Your Brain 39

3 The Phases of EMDR Therapy 57

4 Why EMDR Works 99

5 How EMDR Differs From Other Therapies 105

6 EMDR for Children 113

7 Safety Measures for EMDR 129

Part II Transformational Stories

8 Regaining Control After a Childhood Traumatic Event: Mary 137

9 Decreasing Anxiety by Letting Go of Control: Carolyn 145

10 Overcoming Emotional Eating: Bob 153

11 Moving Through Grief: Betsy 159

12 Finding Courage After Sexual Abuse: Joan 167

13 Defeating the Devastation of War: Sam 175

14 Reclaiming Power After Rape: Rebecca 181

15 Conquering Fear: Tyler and Robert 191

16 Performance Enhancement: Darrell 199

Appendix A Glossary of Terms 205

Appendix B Resources Available on the Internet 211

References 213

Index 221

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