Preparing dysregulated, dissociative, attachment-wounded clients for EMDR
Many dissociative clients are too dysregulated for EMDR. This presentation will teach several Phase 2 interventions—from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)—for stabilizing attachment-wounded child parts central to emotion dysregulation. First a Resource Team is mobilized, and a Special Safe Place for wounded parts is established. Then wounded child parts are invited forward to be nurtured; helped to securely attach to internal Resources; oriented to present time; and shown why they misperceive their painful past is still happening. Over time, as these interventions stabilize numerous child parts, dysregulated clients become more stable—so EMDR can finally become an option.
Original Work Citation
Schmidt, S. J. (2019, September). Preparing dysregulated, dissociative, attachment-wounded clients for EMDR. Presentation at the 24th EMDR International Association Conference, Orange County, CA
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