In the spirit of therapy: Interview with Francine Shapiro, Ph.D
Yes, I view it as a means of peace and connectedness. I see EMDR therapy as a way of being able to bring people together and being able to eliminate those negative boundaries that keep people apart. That is a part of the reason we have the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. We have people on both sides of the political divide working together. We are able to bring clinicians together to bridge the divides and help those individuals who have been hurt. Colleagues working with either the Palestinian or Israeli population tell the same stories. The pain of the mothers and fathers looking through rubble in search of their children was the same. The loss of their children was the same. Throughout the world, trauma and the reflexive violence, which goes from one generation to the next, is the same. When we worked in Northern Ireland it was the same thing. Historical traumas live from one generation to the next, through stories told to the children. When healing happens they get to a place of We, I, and Thou, when previously it was of Me and Other. [Excerpt]
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