The flash technique, an advance in EMDR processing
It is difficult to conduct EMDR with some clients if they are unwilling to focus on particularly disturbing memories, dissociate when they do, or employ avoidance defenses. An alternative to various forms of titration, the flash technique can be used as a quick, painless process during the preparation phase to reduce the initial disturbance associated with trauma memories, so that clients will not need to dissociate or defend. The basic principles of this technique will be presented, as well as several videos and a study of results from 593 sessions.
Original Work Citation
Manfield, P., & Engel, L. B. (2018, October). The flash technique, an advance in EMDR processing. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
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