This client presents with a history of severe early sexual abuse from her grandfather whom she loved. The sexual abuse memories, which had been disassociated for 35 years, had come back with her daughter’s birth. The client had been working on the reprocessing of the memories and their related symptoms for many years with EMDR and other therapies. It was important for the client that I be present, attuned and that I see her strengths as well as the harm she experienced as a result of the abuse. We work together collaboratively during this session, almost like a dance.
In this video, I demonstrate how to bridge back from a current problem or anxiety and find the target from the past. After bridging from the past, I use the modified protocol to process the early memory. After processing the past, the client returns to process the present and imagine a positive future.
EMDR as Sacred Work digital download
During EMDR processing in this session, I resonate with the client’s traumatic experience while timeless awareness, wisdom and spiritual insight arise and are reported by the client.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Spiritual Unfolding article
Throughout this 25-page article, I discuss how EMDR can function therapeutically and will explore some of the psycho-spiritual potentials that may be associated with its use.