Minding the body: Integrating EMDR and somatic psychotherapy
The need to address subcortical components of PTSD is critical to trauma work, especially with clients who cannot modulate arousal, tolerate positive affect, or maintain mindful states. With such clients, the use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in conjunction with EMDR can enhance the effectiveness of both treatments. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques can be utilized to increase affect and autonomic tolerance, to embody EMDR-acquired resources, and to increase the effectiveness of EMDR processing by facilitating an optimal level of arousal. This workshop will introduce participants to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and describe the integrated use of both modalities to enhance trauma processing.
Original Work Citation
Fisher, J. A. (2003, September). Minding the body:Integrating EMDR and somatic psychotherapy. Presentation at the 8th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
“Minding the body: Integrating EMDR and somatic psychotherapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 21, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15665.