What the bleep do we know?:  Examining EMDR with quantum/holographic theory


Quantum theory is the "science of possibility." The 2004 documentary film, "What the Bleep.. . " presents quantum/holographic concepts that challenge assumptions about the nature of reality and the healing process. In this discussion-based and experiential workshop, we will examine EMDR with two of these principles: 1) Belief creates reality. A subatomic particle (a tiny piece of matter) always behaves like a wave, spread out all over space, until it is looked at. It only manifests as a particle when it is being observed. Thus, human consciousness plays a central role in quantum theory. That is, we create our own reality. 2) The part contains the whole. This holographic concept is best illustrated by the cloning of a sheep from a single DNA cell. In profound trauma, painful experiences of powerlessness are reduced into more manageable holographic fragments (such as a physical symptom, a distinctive odor, etc.) which contain the whole event. Triggering these unresolved holographic encodings floods the nervous system with the whole traumatic memory. EMDR facilitates resolution of these holograms. The brain may use holograms for memory storage and retrieval, and EMDR appears to amplify this process. Quantum concepts will be explored to illuminate aspects of EMDR in new and creative ways. Participants will leam dynamic strategies to enrich EMDR treatment by incorporating quantudholographic principles.






Christine Ranck

Original Work Citation

Ranck, C. (2006, September). What the bleep do we know?: Examining EMDR with quantum/holographic theory. Presentation at the 11th EMDR International Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA



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