The magic of absorption technique


In the present study a comparison was made between two groups of clients where two different strengthening techniques were used: the Absorption Technique and Positive Self Image. At the time of the study none were EMDR clients. The beauty of the Absorption technique (where BLS is used) is it can be applied even with non EMDR clients. Results indicated that the Absorption worked much better in handling the anxiety provoking upcoming situations than other strengthening techniques. Therefore, even though the clients didn’t start EMDR, their capability to handle situations and emotional management were better than the other group. The possibilities are high that because of BLS (a very important part of EMDR), Absorption technique was effective. The study included participants from different SES, coming from different parts of the country. Not all of them were capable to come to sessions on regular basis considering distance, time and cost. They needed something to hold on to face their future. The use of BLS was a magical experience for them as reported. Most of them became more inclined to continue their sessions in EMDR so that they can work with their other issues.






Mahjabeen Haque

Original Work Citation

Haque, M. (2020, January). The magic of absorption technique. Poster presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand



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