Connecting to a team of resource ego states to prepare for EMDR trauma processing
Sometimes it is difficult to assess readiness for emotionally taxing EMDR trauma processing. The first half of this workshop will cover a protocol for helping clients connect with three Resource ego states – a Nurturing Adult Self, a Protective Adult Self, and a Spiritual Core Self. Clients with sufficient ego strength for trauma work will readily connect to these Resources. Clients with poor ego strength often encounter blocks when connecting to Resource ego states. The second half of the workshop will cover an ego strengthening intervention for clearing such blocks. This intervention can help prepare clients to tolerate trauma work.
Original Work Citation
Schmidt, S. J. (2008, September). Connecting to a team of resource ego states to prepare for EMDR trauma processing. Presentation at the 13th EMDR International Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ
“Connecting to a team of resource ego states to prepare for EMDR trauma processing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 14, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18202.