Overcoming obstacles to healthy bonds: Treating parent-child attachments with EMDR
Disturbed attachment in childhood is associated with serious emotional and behavioral disorders throughout the lifespan. Unfortunately, problems related to poor attachments and abuse by attachment figures are frequently transmitted from one generation to the next. This workshop will explain how these problems are transmitted and describe strategies for using EMDR to heal the effects of past trauma and strengthen the bonds between parents and children in birth families and challenging adoptive situations. By targeting blocks to healthy attachment and strengthening new, healthier patterns of relating for parents and children, even parents who were not lucky enough to have grown up with a secure attachment can be helped to overcome the odds and give their children a better life. This workshop blends technical, theoretical, and clinical elements in a manner that is both practical and enjoyable for participants.
Original Work Citation
Wesselmann, D. (2007, September). Overcoming obstacles to healthy bonds: Treating parent-child attachments with EMDR. Presentation at the 12th EMDR International Association Conference, Dallas, TX
“Overcoming obstacles to healthy bonds: Treating parent-child attachments with EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 12, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18339.