The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy

Go With That Magazine™️ Spring 2021

Addictions can come in several forms. How does an EMDR therapist make a positive impact on clients who suffer? And what about the pandemic’s impact on addictive behavior and treatment? Learn more about how EMDR therapy helps to treat addictions.

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This issue includes the following articles:

 


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The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy

The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy

Unhealed trauma causes distress at the level of the body. Trauma survivors often find it natural to either numb themselves to this distress or seek a more pleasurable experience to escape it. This tendency we have as human beings to dissociate, or sever, from the present moment when the moment becomes unpleasant or painful is amplified for survivors when chemicals or other reinforcing behaviors enter the picture. The field of addiction studies has slowly yet surely attuned to this connection between unhealed trauma and addiction, explains Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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EMDR and Addiction: Stabilize Addiction, Avoid Relapse

EMDR and Addiction: Stabilize Addiction, Avoid Relapse

Given that attachment is the foundation for the establishment of emotional regulation skills, it is no surprise that addicts are triggered into addictive behaviors by reminders of attachment traumas.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️ by Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC.

 


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A Day in the Life of a Met(t)a Protocol Center

A Day in the Life of a Met(t)a Protocol Center

Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT describes the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions). The MET(T) A name refers to the “Meta” use of the 8-phase protocol and the Adaptive Information Processing model to run all clinical and non-clinical operations, and “Metta,” which translates as “loving-kindness,” a key teaching in Buddhist mindfulness that also guides the work of the agency.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Stable Enough: Using EMDR Therapy to Address Trauma and Addiction

Stable Enough: Using EMDR Therapy to Address Trauma and Addiction

The fact that Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can assist individuals who struggle with substance use disorders or process addiction is not controversial. The real challenge is determining when and how to start. When do you shift from the History Taking and Preparation two-step shuffle to the more complex dance of Phases 3 through 8?

Read more on using EMDR therapy to address trauma and addiction from Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC and Sarah Osborne, LPC, LADC, NCC in the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published July 26, 2021.

 


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Addiction: A Solution that Becomes a Problem, Treatment Challenges in a COVID-19 World

Addiction: A Solution that Becomes a Problem, Treatment Challenges in a COVID-19 World

EMDR therapy is particularly applicable at the crossroad of COVID-19 and our clients’ struggles with addictions, both substance and behavioral. The integration of ego state (parts) work and addiction-specific targets, in addition to the reprocessing of underlying trauma, converge to make this treatment approach a gift for our troubled times. The unique challenges we are facing also offer unique opportunities to heal trauma, both distant and emerging.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️ by Susan Brown, LCSW

 


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Dissociation: Sharing From A Personal Place

Dissociation: Sharing From A Personal Place

An interview with Jamie Marich, Ph.D. Marich opens up about her personal recovery from addiction and dissociation.

Learn more in this article from the June 2019 issue Changing Lives (2019 Conference Edition) of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Working with Complex Trauma and Addition

Working with Complex Trauma and Addition

An interview with Susan Brown, LCSW. In this interview, Brown reflects on addiction and treating complex developmental trauma, finding that the integration of IFS an invaluable enhancement for both safety and the comprehensiveness of treatment.

Learn more in this article from the June 2019 issue Changing Lives (2019 Conference Edition) of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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