Using EMDR at each stage of the trauma recovery process


“Using EMDR at Each Stage of the Trauma Recovery Process” 1) Introduction and overview of general principles of traumatology. 2) The stages of trauma recovery: a) Safety, b) Self-regulation capacity, c) Social connection, d) Reprocessing traumatic memories, e) Rebuilding a life worth living. 3) Safety: a) Calm/safe place-indications and contraindications, b) EMD, c) RTEP, d) Coping with current lack of safety. 4) Self-Regulation: a) EMDR self-regulation interventions with the whole brain in mind. 5) Social connection: a) Interventions based on client attachment style, b) Enhancing memories of positive relationships, c) Building layers of connection—intimacy, family, community, religious, 6) Reprocessing traumatic memories: a) Considerations for selecting appropriate memory targets, b) A continuum of reprocessing approaches-EMD through EMDR, c) Recent event and more distant past event issues, d) Cultural considerations. 7) Rebuilding a life worth living: a) The positive future template, 8) Conclusion. The presentation will include video examples of interventions at each stage of the trauma recovery process. Audience questions and interactions will be encouraged.






Michael Keller

Original Work Citation

Keller, M. (2010, July). Using EMDR at each stage of the trauma recovery process. Presentation at the 1st EMDR Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia



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