Relieving the traumatic aspects of death with traumatic incident reduction and EMDR
In our Western culture, death is a taboo subject. Perhaps because of our technologically advanced state, we’ve lost sight of some of our basic humanity - this lack of sight includes fully preparing our families for the inevitability of death and our unwillingness to patiently listen to our loved ones and friends when they are burdened with the pain of loss. Consequently, we are less prepared to cope with death and do not have adequate support systems. On both counts, death of a loved one can result in symptoms, which are associated with traumatic stress. Chapter 9 offers an extensive overview of two approaches which have proven effective in relieving the symptoms associated with traumatic stress - Traumatic Incident Reduction and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. While full training is highly recommended for competency in both approaches, the reader will gain an understanding of the value of these approaches in helping those who are suffering from traumatic stress symptoms following the loss of a loved one.
Original Work Citation
Descilo, T. (1999). Relieving the traumatic aspects of death with traumatic incident reduction and EMDR. In C. Figley (Ed.), The Traumatology of Grieving: Conceptual, Theoretical, and Treatment Foundations. (pp.57-71). London: Taylor & Francis
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