Emotional detachment, somatization and alexithymia: Working with EMDR on the other side of emotional dysregulation
Emotional dysregulation has been linked to different disorders and posttraumatic conditions. Severely dysregulated patients present specific challenging situations along the 8 phases of the EMDR protocol. Lack of control over emotions leads to extreme activation and high emotional expression, and different authors describe how to deal with these situations during trauma processing. The opposite pole has been less explored, but also presents challenging situations. Emotionally disconnected patients, prone to control or suppress emotions, may experience difficulties in accessing and reprocessing memories with high emotional content. Different interventions aimed at managing the diverse patterns of emotion regulation and dysfunctional strategies will be explored in this workshop. Video case examples will illustrate theoretical developments and the proposed techniques, interweaving the knowledge on the generation and modulation of emotions, the neurobiological findings related to the different patterns, and the use of EMDR in clinical practice.
Original Work Citation
Gonzalez, A. (2017, June). Emotional detachment, somatization and alexithymia: Working with EMDR on the other side of emotional dysregulation. Presentation (France Haour, Chair) at the 18th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Barcelona, Spain
“Emotional detachment, somatization and alexithymia: Working with EMDR on the other side of emotional dysregulation,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 24, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24245.