Music and the brain in EMDR therapy:  Is music, itself, EMDR?

Description

This paper brings together my experiences with music in EMDR therapy and the experiences of myself and others with music and the brain. I describe some of the components and forms of music--e.g. imagined music, humming, singing, dance-like movements in EMDR, eliciting fom the client the words of a song, retelling the negative cognitions for a deeply-embedded song, and thythm and chanting--and how, together with EMDR, they can evoke open, integrative states which are more amenable to deep change that either is alone. I believe that since music has some of the basic attributes as EMDR, music by itself may be included with EMDR techniques, e.g., eye movements, clicking, tapping, etc.

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Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Sheryll Stuart Thomson

Original Work Citation

Thomson, S. S. (1997, January). Music and the brain in EMDR therapy: Is music, itself, EMDR? EMDRIA Newsletter, 2(3), 23-28

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“Music and the brain in EMDR therapy:  Is music, itself, EMDR?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16325.

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