Repairing Birth Trauma with EMDR
This video demonstrates Attachment-Focused EMDR™: integrating an attachment orientation into the healing of early childhood trauma. Beginning with the tapping in of resources, Dr. Parnell and her client use the bridging technique, bridging from the client’s life-long belief “I am not safe in the world” to find the target. The video shows how they worked with abreactions and blocked processing. It demonstrates how they repaired the trauma the client experienced at birth through an empathically attuned therapeutic relationship and the use of resource, imagination, and Socratic interweaves. (48 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.