EMDR and creativity
Creativity was involved in the discovery and development of EMDR which is an effective tool in unblocking and enhancing creativity. EMDR processing is an essentially creative process of healing trauma, and EMDR's therapeutic relationship is a creative process. This presentation addresses creative enhancements EMDR’s healing tools: “open listening,” eye movements, integrating music and nature sounds into auditory stimulation, and using body sensations with color and imagery. Using protocol targeting of artists creative blocks, and the trauma aspects of blocks, and the future template as a tool for enhancing creativity with artists including actors, singers, dancers, writers, and painters is discussed. Mini-practica and demonstrations are used with lecture and handouts.
Original Work Citation
Grand, D. (2005, September). EMDR and creativity. Presentation at the 10th EMDR International Association Conference, Seattle, WA
“EMDR and creativity,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16559.