EMDR for Social Anxiety
This video demonstrates Attachment-Focused EMDR™ with a woman who was anxious in social situations and believed others disliked her. This client did not feel loved or valued by her parents as a child. Dr. Parnell and the client begin by installing resourced to strengthen and prepare the client for the processing and then use the bridging technique to find the early target from a recent situation in which she felt ostracized. She bridges to two childhood scenes and processes them both during the session. Resource and imagination interweaves are used to unblock blocked processing and to repair relational trauma. In the presence of a compassionately attuned therapist the client has a corrective emotional experience, which seems to be integrated with EMDR. (51 minutes)
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. is a leading expert on the trauma therapy, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and is the developer of EMDR-related therapies, Attachment-Focused EMDR™ (AF-EMDR™) and Resource Tapping™ and is the founder and executive director of the Parnell Institute. An EMDR pioneer and innovator, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991. Dr. Parnell brings a client-centered, attachment-focused approach to the work that emphasizes the importance of a compassionate, safe, therapeutic relationship and the adaptation of protocols and procedures according to the needs of the individual client. She is the author of five books on EMDR, as well as articles, and a book chapter. She keynotes conferences, trains clinicians in EMDR, and present workshops throughout the world. Considered a master clinician, her DVDs of live EMDR sessions with actual clients demonstrate her work.