Somatic resourcing and EMDR
This seminar will describe particular means to strengthen the somatic component of the EMDR Protocol for clients that have the following characteristics: dissociation from the body, ungrounded, unable to feel somatic sensations and impulses, lack of a somatic sense of self due to developmental or traumatic wounding, disconnection from feelings of physical strength, ability to defend oneself, pleasure or power in the body. We will look at different kinds of somatic resources: groundedness, boundaries, defensive musculature, centering, and physical empowerment. We will also look at using somatic resourcing with an expanded standard and/or RDI protocol to be utilized while evoking state specific trauma processing and without evoking state specific trauma processing.
Original Work Citation
Minton, K. (2009, May). Somatic resourcing and EMDR. Plenary presented at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC
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