EMDR and spirituality


The paper aims at discussing spirituality as a psychotherapeutic intervention in general and it’s overlaps with EMDR. This is done through a scientific and evidence based scope and meaning of spirituality and it’s relevance to psychotrauma and it’s management. Drawing heavily on the author’s work with survivors of terrorism, the spiritual formulation and management of these survivors through a joint use of EMDR and spirituality is discussed. The presenter touches upon the swing of survivors to experience Post Traumatic Growth (PTG), in their battle against PTSD through a concomitant use of spirituality and EMDR. The research, therapeutic and prognostic implications of EMDR and spirituality working in tandem are discussed. Issues related to develop hybrid models, and their use in Asia are also alluded to.






Mowadat Hussain Rana

Original Work Citation

Rana, M. H. (2020, January). EMDR and spirituality. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand


“EMDR and spirituality,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 21, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26258.

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