Keeping it in the zone: Assessment and techniques for optimal processing
This workshop focuses on identifying and maintaining the conditions necessary for optimal processing. Part one describes a model for rapid assessment of negative cognitions and predicts the course of the processing: the Domains of Self. Part two describes the conditions for effective processing: the zone of optimal arousal. The zone is the intersection of two dynamic client variables: dual attention and autonomic arousal. This allows the therapist to assess if, when, and what phase four interventions are needed. Some of these interventions include somatic interweaves. Described in part three, these are body-oriented techniques that can be utilized in phase four.
Original Work Citation
Litt, B. (2013, September). Keeping it in the zone: Assessment and techniques for optimal processing. Presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
“Keeping it in the zone: Assessment and techniques for optimal processing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed February 25, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22260.