From BLS to EMDR: Treating survivors of trauma, natural disaster, and combat along a time and stability continuum

Description

The comprehensive treatment protocols and treatment outcomes of EMDR have been well researched and documented. The calming effects of bilateral stimulation (BLS) and its impact on having images fade have also been documented. Consequently, there are many situations where stabilization and symptom reduction may be appropriate and/or necessary, such as trauma from terrorism, natural disasters and combat. This workshop will discuss a number of Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) interventions along a time and client stability continuum. Participants will learn and hone their skills using a number of stabilization and symptom reduction interventions through lecture, video and live demonstration, as well as small group practice of these more truncated, target specific, symptom desensitization protocols. Additionally, participants will understand when to select these interventions in preparing the client for the comprehensive EMDR treatment protocols.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Roy Kiessling

Original Work Citation

Kiessling, R. (2006, September). From BLS to EMDR: Treating survivors of trauma, natural disaster, and combat along a time and stability continuum. Presentation at the 11th EMDR International Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Collection

Citation

“From BLS to EMDR: Treating survivors of trauma, natural disaster, and combat along a time and stability continuum,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17306.

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