Art of EMDR: Use of therapeutic self, resonance and managing effect at the optimal level
The therapist's ability to continually assess and detect client response to EMDR is crucial in order to: 1) provide safely and containment; 2) titrate the level of client arousal; 3) enhance ego strength: and 4) facilitate optimal movement. Detecting subtle client movement and shifts enables the therapist to: a) optimize the tempo and rhythm of bilateral stimulation; b) assess if the material is moving: c) detect state changes that can potentially block processing; and d) point to cognitive interweaves for blocked processing. This workshop will teach participants how to utilize their therapeutic presence to provide containment, enhance the client’s ability to process through intense emotions, and adapt to continual changing states in the client.
Original Work Citation
Solomon, R., Watkins, J., & Paulsen, S. L. (2004, September). Art of EMDR: Use of therapeutic self, resonance and managing effect at the optimal level. Presentation at the 9th EMDR International Association Conference, Montreal, QC
“Art of EMDR: Use of therapeutic self, resonance and managing effect at the optimal level,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 18, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16508.