Using age, space, and topography to find an individual representative memory related to a presenting issue or a theme.
• Identify a negative cognition. • What age do we need to work related to that theme and negative cognition? • Home, school, or community? • Where (what room) in that space do we need to work? • Put yourself in that space at that age and related to that theme and negative cognition, what memory comes? • Target that in EMDR Therapy.
Understanding that Pervasively Traumatized Nervous Systems are Different than Non-Traumatized Nervous Systems
Don’t Tell Clients What they Will or Should Feel in Resourcing, Think of it as an Opportunity to Get Helpful Information
Car with a Cinder Block on the Gas Petal Metaphor
Pairing Body Scan and Resources
The Importance of Asking Permission and How Long Resource will Last
Modeling a Single Breath and Using that Information Select a Breath that May be More Tolerable
With Some Clients, the Goal is to Find a Resource that Isn’t Actively Triggering
Using Body Scans without Much of an Agenda
Understanding What a Resource “Working” Looks Like… If it Calms You, It May Only Calm You for a Moment
Noticing the Body is Also a Crucial Phase Two Resource
Body Scanning is a Good Strategy to Promote Embodiment, So Clients Can be Imbodied Enough to Notice
Homework: Practice Resources During the Times of the Day When Anxiety Isn’t Going Straight Up, Noticing the Layer Below is a Good Way to Lower Baseline Anxiety in the Short Term and Prepare for Reprocessing