31 secrets of the embodied self: Hearing baby’s story in EMDR for trauma in implicit memory
EMDR targeting relies on explicit memory images and verbalization of cognitions, but attachment trauma is held in the right hemisphere’s implicit memory. Any therapy purporting to treat attachment trauma must meet four criteria (Fosha) (Objective 1). This workshop draws from ego state therapy, somatic therapy, and the Early Trauma protocol of EMDR (Paulsen, in press, O’Shea & Paulsen, 2007) to provide a range of techniques to meet the Fosha criteria (Objective 2). Efficient resolution of attachment injuries can occur through temporal integration, targeting time periods instead of explicit memory (O’Shea & Paulsen, 2007, Paulsen, 2009 and in press) (Objective 3).Transforming early trauma requires listening to reenactment material, the baby state’s only “voice” to tell the non-verbal story.
Original Work Citation
Paulsen, S. (2012, October). 31 secrets of the embodied self: Hearing baby's story in EMDR for trauma in implicit memory. Presentation at the 17th EMDR International Association Conference, Arlington, VA
“31 secrets of the embodied self: Hearing baby’s story in EMDR for trauma in implicit memory,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21664.