Retrieving the missing pieces: A cross-cultural approach to memory fragmentation
The behavioural, emotional, somatic, and cognitive aspects of traumatic memory often remain fragmented, but present through symptomology. The EMDR practitioner is challenged to process key aspects of clients’ traumatic histories, with incomplete narrative. Ancient cultures, across continents, emphasize the importance of processing dissociated aspects of the self. This presentation explores the relationship between current research, ego state therapy, and cross-cultural approaches to trauma. While staying true to the eight-phase EMDR treatment model, traditional shamanic imageries for processing sensory-motor aspects of trauma are introduced. Attendees will learn interventions including the “Retrieval Interweave,” via case studies, video, interactive activities, and didactic presentations.
Original Work Citation
Jenkins, S. (2009, May). Retrieving the missing pieces: A cross-cultural approach to memory fragmentation. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC
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