Dismantling the symptom shrine with early trauma: How the unheard story tells itself
Very early trauma results in impaired development of self and relational milestones, with the child’s untold story enshrined in the adult client’s symptom constellations of affective dysregulation, somatization, dissociation, character disturbance, and more. Although EMDR Therapy typically targets explicit memory, we can modify the standard protocol to address symptoms held in implicit memory. This workshop will offer select key methods from the Early Trauma protocol (O’Shea and Paulsen, 2007) and from Paulsen’s extensions of the method (Paulsen, 2017). It will include ways to discern that non-verbally held story revealed in myriad ways for those with ears to hear.
Original Work Citation
Paulsen, S. (2018, October). Dismantling the symptom shrine with early trauma: How the unheard story tells itself. Preconference presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
“Dismantling the symptom shrine with early trauma: How the unheard story tells itself,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 21, 2019, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25270.