Anger, imagination and EMDR
Anger has typically been associated with destructive behavior, but EMDR has taught us we have an innate ability to release intense anger in our imaginations. Participants will learn 1) how to teach clients to accept anger as potentially necessary when reviewing traumatic experiences (including the neuroscience supporting the existence of sub-cortical anger circuitry in all mammals); 2) a Preparation method which quickly and efficiently recalibrates the anger circuit, 3) Interweaves which facilitate the release of anger; 4) how to assess whether anger has been fully released; and 5) ways to facilitate clients’ imaginal release of anger during and outside sessions.
Original Work Citation
O'Shea, K. (2014, September). Anger, imagination and EMDR. Presentation at the 20th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
“Anger, imagination and EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 6, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22816.