EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care
“EMDR therapy treats trauma, and in its first two phases it prepares the sufferer to do so. So at Refuge Recovery we use our addictions expertise to guide people through stabilization and relapse prevention, helping them develop mindfulness and other skills, all the while preparing them to reprocess trauma with the later phases of EMDR. Not all clients will be able to do that during their stay. But all clients can become prepared, develop the language and knowledge base, be sent to the correct aftercare referrals in order to then get what they need—trauma reprocessing. We have seen this be particularly effective with chronic relapsers, as we find out that often the sticking point is the untreated trauma.” [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Marich, J. (2016, September 20). EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care. Addiction Professional. Retrieved from http://www.addictionpro.com/article/mindfulness-and-psychotherapies/emdr-therapy-pathway-trauma-focused-care?page=2 on 11/15/2016
“EMDR therapy: A pathway for trauma-focused care,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24119.