Free trauma counseling available to Boston marathon bombing victims

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And the group that you work with, the Boston Area Trauma Recovery Network, has a very specific type of treatment you use in these cases?
Yes, we do. We offer pro bono EMDR therapy. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and it has a history of working with traumatic events, with PTSD symptoms. Yes, we do. We offer pro bono EMDR therapy. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It’s a combination of recalling an event that you’ve been through with what we call bilateral stimulation, which can be eye movements or tones or tapping, which activates each side of the brain, different hemispheres, in rapid succession. And that whole process really shifts the neurology so that people get unstuck, so that people can calm down intrusive images and get back to their level of functioning before this whole thing happened. [Excerpt]

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Other

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English

Author(s)

Sacha Pfeiffer
Lynn Jolicoeur

Original Work Citation

Pfeiffer, S., & Jolicoeur, L. (2014, April 14). Free trauma counseling available to Boston marathon bombing victims. 90.0 WBUR. Retrieved from http://www.wbur.org/2014/04/14/free-trauma-counseling-available-to-boston-marathon-bombing-victims on 4/14/2014

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“Free trauma counseling available to Boston marathon bombing victims,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22705.

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