Anger, imagination and EMDR
Anger is typically associated with destructive behavior, yet it is frequently released non-destructively during EMDR sessions, via the imagination. Participants will learn 1) how to help clients accept anger as potentially necessary and valuable when learning from traumatic experiences (including the neuroscience that supports the existence of sub-cortical anger circuitry); 2) how to easily reset clients’ anger circuits; 3) Interweaves that facilitate its nondestructive release; 4) how to ensure anger has been fully released; and 5) ways to facilitate clients’ safe release of anger during and outside sessions.
Original Work Citation
O'Shea, K. (2009, May). Anger, imagination and EMDR. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC
“Anger, imagination and EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18664.