Treating disordered sleep with EMDR
Evidence will be presented for the hypothesis that a third state of brain activity, neither waking nor sleeping, is accessed during REM sleep, as well as during the eye movement portion of EMDR. Sleep research has shown that disordered sleep is a prominent feature of PTSD, yet EMDR therapists seldom document this disorder. The Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index is a useful instrument for this purpose and will be demonstrated. How best to facilitate a positive outcome in therapy by changing the story line of nightmares and intrusions will be illustrated. Participants are encouraged to bring dream scripts to the discussion.
Original Work Citation
Ferrie, R. (2009, August). Treating disordered sleep with EMDR. Presentation at the 14th EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
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