Easy Ego State Intervention Workshops

Dear Readers, Ego state work has been around since before Freud, and in latter years, has been the main stay of many practices. Interventions can range from "How old did you feel when you were yelling at your wife?" to "Let's identify those dissociative states that take over your body." I've been working with this

By |2018-04-16T12:30:12-07:00April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Roy Kiessling’s Belief Schema Perspective for EMDR

Roy Kiessling, a prolific EMDR trainer and innovator, has come up with a great idea for EMDR. Instead of coming up with a different negative and positive cognition on the fly, right before processing, find the general negative belief or beliefs that underlie the client's life during the first stages of therapy. During the history-taking

By |2013-10-14T10:05:41-07:00October 14th, 2013|0 Comments

EMDR for Veterans: Write a Letter

The EMDR International Association, (EMDRIA) is urging its members to write a letter supporting EMDR treatment for soldiers and veterans. The EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program has been offering and doing volunteer-run, inexpensive Basic trainings to the military and the VA. EMDR has been accepted by the Department of Defense as one of two effective/allowed treatments.

By |2009-01-16T07:58:35-08:00January 16th, 2009|1 Comment

EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program

I'm on the board of the Humanitarian Assistance Program of EMDR. We are a non-profit organization whose goal is to "expand access to effective mental health treatment for traumatized and underserved communities through direct service and training of local caregivers, anywhere in the world." HAP's current projects include training therapists in Lebanon, the West Bank,India,

By |2007-04-02T14:01:37-07:00April 2nd, 2007|5 Comments

EMDR Trainees

I facilitated at an EMDR training last weekend. Molly Gierasch, the trainer, and Barb Maiberger, the other facilitator, flew in from Boulder to do the training in my house. After a day and a half, the class started to do the EMDR trauma protocol with each other. As I wandered around, coaching my three practice

By |2006-12-13T14:25:46-08:00December 13th, 2006|0 Comments