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  • Collection: A Community of Heart

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Many of us - in this psychotherapeutic community - have faced our own trials and tribulations. Gary Fulcher is one of us who has turned his tragedy into an inspiration for us all. In Sydney, Australia, during 1996, Gary had an accident while in his…

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There is a dynamic woman living in Milan and her name is Carmen Isabel Fernandez Reveles. We know her as Isabel Fernandez. Isabel -a long with her able team of Italian colleagues- is responsible for the integration of EMDR into the Italian landscape…

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Derek Farrell is an accomplished and principled man who has the capacity to fight when he needs to do so and to engage in diplomacy - which is his preference. Derek's parents and role models, Maureen Fieldstead and Tom Farrell, met on the ballroom…

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Ebner What Franz and Esther Ebner both had in common when they met was a strong desire to help others. Neither one was sure exactly how they wanted to do this, but over the years their vision grew clearer. Today, they both have evolved this interest…

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How do we learn to be independent, in awe of our surroundings, and a strong leader? This is the story of how Nancy Errebo grew into these qualities. Nancy was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up on a wheat farm. She came from strong Scandinavian…

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?     -Rabbi Hillel (30 BCE to 10 CE) To Mark Dworkin, relationship is the organizing principle around which he conducts his life. What has been…

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In times of disasters, we need our Lutz Bessas, Frankie Klaffs, Ricky Greenwalds, Toddy Sochaczewskys, Robert Tinkers, Sandra Wilsons and our Philip Duttons who look after the welfare of our children. The past weeks have been filled with enough…

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Robbie Dunton was an integral part in the development of EMDR. She brought to EMDR a set of understandings about the workings of the human heart that grew out of her early experience with her large, nurturing family and human development and how…

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How is it that people choose to do the work that they do? Hanne Hummel and Raimund Doerr are life and work partners who chose their current mutual path because of the experiences of their youth. Hanne and Raimund met in 1975 as a result of their…

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What is it that motivates us to champion a cause? Is it something that we are born with? Is it the urgency that comes from something that has happened to us when we are out in the world? Or, is it an integration of the two? In the case of our…

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Psychologist. Dentist. Professor. Psychotraumatologist. Author. Board Member. EMDRologist. Trainer. Network coordinator. Father. Husband. Colleague. Friend. Humorist. Bugs Bunny aficionado. Ad de Jongh is a man who wears his many hats with aplomb and…

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Despite roots that go deep into American history, Katherine Davis' experience in life has turned her into a woman who deeply understands the diversity of the human spirit. Although Kathy's ancestors did not arrive on the Mayflower, her family came to…

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There was a man who walked among us modestly but with far-reaching influence. His name was Neal Daniels. He died on April 13, 2006. This is a celebration of the quiet brilliance of his life as told to me by his wife, Mary Daniels, his friends and…

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In the course of being involved in the EMDR community, you meet different types of people. The way that I came to know Ludwig Cornil, at first, was through e-mail after he took over the leadership of the EMDR community in Belgium. Immediately, I was…

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Two years ago, in September 1995, I met Alan Cohen at a Level I training in London. Originally British subjects, Alan and his wife, Katya, immigrated to Israel in the early 80’s. He received his first degree in General Psychology from Manchester and…

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Although we know Judith as a Canadian, actually, she is an American by birth. She was born in Minnesota to Mervin and Nora Clark who met while he visited his cousins. He was entranced with their neighbor - a beautiful radio show pianist and fashion…

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Nineteen ninety-eight has begun and we look forward to a year filled with exciting events regarding the use of EMDR around the world. Particularly noteworthy is our members' dedication to excellent clinical work and research and their pursuit of…

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The EMDR community is far ranging and engaged in many different activities to promote the healing of individuals, groups, and communities all over the world. Elaine Alvarez, my close friend and colleague, is one of the EMDRlA members who helped make…

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The powerful ability to observe is a skill that is rarely taught in schools. The lenses through which we look at life can allow us to see –or not to see-what is around us. Francine Shapiro observed a “small,” naturally occurring phenomenon that when…

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What is the trajectory of your life when you have lived in 40 different places before the age of 20? Born to Keith and Josephine Lukens, Barbara Hensley was the youngest of three children and the only girl. Her parents met in Sacramento and were…

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When I think of EMDR, I think of Francine Shapiro. This is because the beginning of EMDR is the extraordinary story of the multiple forces that came together and transformed the life of Francine Shapiro when she took a walk in the park one…
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