EMDR with Traumatic Incident
In this video Dr. Parnell demonstrates how to use EMDR with a traumatic incident using the standard EMDR protocol. In this session the client wanted to work on a horseback riding incident that had left her shaken. They begin by installing resources, and then targets the worst part of this incident. Dr. Parnell uses bilateral tapping on the clients knees. The client processes rapidly, her eyes moving back and forth resembling REM sleep. During the desensitization she associates to other traumatic incidents, one of which requires containment. She reaches a SUDS of 1, VoC of 6 and they install positive cognition. She is able to imagine a positive future riding, feeling more contact with her body and horse. They close and debrief the session at the end. (65 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.