Integral EMDR: An interview with Francine Shapiro
The preparation phase is working strongly within the experiential tradition because you’re making the person fully able to deal with the processing that needs to arise. And bringing in different self-control techniques also which come from the cognitive behavioural and hypnotic traditions. These are more on-the-spot shifts of state. It is important to discriminate between changing state and trait. Cognitive behavioural techniques help the person to keep down their stress level in the present. These are important tools, but they are considered a first step in the EMDR treatment. The primary goal is to change the dysfunctional traits of the person, in addition to giving them “state” control. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Soderlund, J. (2000, September/October). Integral EMDR: An interview with Francine Shapiro. New Therapist, 9, 18-22
“Integral EMDR: An interview with Francine Shapiro,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 15, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21813.