DeTUR desensitization trigger urge reprocessing


De TUR (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) is an urge reduction protocol used as the nucleus of an overall methodology in the treatment of a wide range of chemical addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. This method was developed and refined by the author through actual client interaction and feedback from other EMDR trained therapists using the same protocol. It was initially introduced as a “stop smoking” protocol at the first EMDR conference in 1992. This eclectic addictions treatment method is trauma based, combining client internal resources with external support including the 12 step model and other known and proven treatment methods as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, Erickson, thought field therapy, Satire, neuro-linguistic programming, et. The basis or foundation is the (AIP) accelerated information processing using bilateral processing as outlined in EMDR to uncover and process the base trauma(s) or core issues as the underlying cause behind the addiction.






Arnold J. "AJ" Popky

Original Work Citation

Popky, A. J. (2015, April). DeTUR desensitization trigger urge reprocessing.  Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC




“DeTUR desensitization trigger urge reprocessing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 16, 2022,

Output Formats