Human-Animal Bond and EMDR

Human-Animal Bond and EMDR

Including Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and the Human-Animal Bond (HAB) with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows clients to tap into the innate instinct to connect to the natural world to support healing. Research shows that including an animal in the therapeutic room can quickly increase rapport and safety within the therapeutic alliance.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️ by Alison Leslie, LCSW, SEP.

 


This content is restricted for members only. Please or Join EMDRIA.

 

 

Read More

Pairing EMDR and Equine-Assisted Therapy

Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol discusses how equine therapy can be used by EMDR therapists to teach presence and centeredness to clients in this episode of Let’s Talk EMDR podcast.

Read More

Eight Phases. Three Prongs. Four Legs.

Eight Phases. Three Prongs. Four Legs.

As a goal-directed and phased approach to trauma, EMDR therapy also easily lends itself to integrating animal-assisted interactions to become what the author has coined an Animal-Assisted EMDR (AA-EMDR) approach or, more specifically, Equine-Assisted EMDR (EA-EMDR) when partnering with horses. Learn how animal-assisted interactions can be woven into all eight phases of EMDR therapy and with fidelity to standard protocol in this article.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol.

 


This content is restricted for members only. Please or Join EMDRIA.

 

 

Read More