The Body Keeps The Score

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I absolutely love that I continue to be inspired in my career; there is a never-ending supply of information and learning to be the best therapist I can be…I only wish I could just download it all to my brain in one day!

Currently, I’m wrapping up with “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel A. van der Kolk. He discusses the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences and treatments that work well to help people heal. One of those, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a practice I am trained in and it was enjoyable to read the successes the author had with this treatment and others, including yoga and neurofeedback.

Some of these styles can be confusing…”sorry…you want me to watch you wave your hand in front of my eyes?”, so feel free to do your own research and ask your therapist more about it.  As an EMDR practitioner, I want those I work with to be informed about how it works and what to expect, so if this is something you want to try-just ask me about it!

Next up on the reading list: Francine Shapiro’s “Getting Past Your Past”. Have you read it or have other recommendations?

 

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