Treating eating disorders using EMDR and its variations


This is a three-hour program designed for the EMDR professional who is interested in learning about using EMDR with clients with eating disorders. Attendees will receive updated, current treatment approaches, with the latest research on attachment and its impact on early brain development. The program will describe how early brain development relates to the development of eating disorders. Trauma's impact on the body will be reviewed. Trauma's impact on emotion regulation and the management of affect will be discussed. Participants will learn to integrate EMDR into a phase oriented treatment approach through the following techniques: Variations of EMDR for symptom reduction and stabilization in eating disorder treatment; Resource development for affect regulation; Identification of triggers and targets for standard EMDR protocol; Working with future templates for relapse prevention using EMDR.






Linda J. Cooke
Celia  Grand

Original Work Citation

Cooke, L. J., & Grand, C. (2006, September). Treating eating disorders using EMDR and its variations. Presentation at the 11th EMDR International Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA



“Treating eating disorders using EMDR and its variations,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 11, 2021,

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