EMDR therapy and the recovery community: Relational imperative in treating addictions
I guide you through this chapter as a woman in long-term recovery from drug addiction, alcoholism and co-dependency, a journey that began in 2002. Being public about my recovery as a professional exposes me to constant criticism from many of my peers. Hearing comments like “talking about being an addict so much undermines your credibility” is evidence to me that stigma and misunderstanding about individuals in recovery is alive and well. Much of this criticism has come from other EMDR therapists. I celebrate the inclusion of the recovering community in this collected volume, especially because EMDR Therapy has so much to offer us. I credit EMDR therapy, which I experienced in my early recovery, as the healing modality that invigorated my overall sense of wellness. Inspired by my own journey with EMDR therapy, I decided to get trained so that I could carry this healing art to others in recovery. This decade-long journey led me to where I serve today as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and education provider.
Original Work Citation
Marich, J. (2017). EMDR therapy and the recovery community: Relational imperative in treating addictions. In M. Nickerson's (Ed.), Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (pp. 279-294). New York, NY: Springer Publishing
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