Seven tips from neuroscience for EMDR practice: Because all BLS isn't equal
Recent neuroscientific developments offer EMDR therapists important ways to improve efficacy, but implementing them often seems risky, difficult, or intimidating. We offer seven innovative, neuroscience-based suggestions that maintain the integrity of the eight phases of EMDR Therapy. These tips range from working subcortically to using neurofeedback, and from overcoming acute sympathetic arousal to increasing access to sensation. We will review the neuroscience of Bi-Lateral Stimulation (BLS), including reporting the findings from a large EEG database, to present the foundational framework for EMDR Therapy. Most tips can be used immediately to improve patient outcomes within the eight phase protocol.
Original Work Citation
Paulsen, S., & Serin, A. (2018, October). Seven tips from neuroscience for EMDR practice: Because all BLS isn't equal. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
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