The treatment of phobias with EMDR: Principle, protocol, and procedure
Installation of Future Template: a. Ask the client to mentally progress in time to identify an image (stationary picture) of a situation which he considers as desired and in which he acts adequately (there should be no negative or catastrophic aspects in the picture or in client's behavioral response). This image should represent an 'optimal response' to the situation. b. Install an appropriate positive belief statement (i.e., "I can handle it") by bringing up the future image and keeping in mind the belief statement while engaging in sets of eye movements (like in the installation phase of the standard protocol). c. After each SEM check the VoC by asking:"As you hold that image in mind, how true do the words (state the PC "I can handle it") feel to you now on a scale from 1 to '7, where 1 represents "It feels completely false" and 7 represent "It feels completely true?". Clontinue as long as the client reports a strengthening of validity. d. Check client's self-efficacy with: "To what extent do you believe you are able to actually handle this situation?" and rate this using a VoC scale. Continue with installing the PC as long as the client reports a strengthening of his self-efficacy. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
de Jongh, A. (2004, June). The treatment of phobias with EMDR: Principle, protocol, and procedure. Preconference presentation at the 5th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden
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