EMDR With Grief: Reflections on Ginny Sprang’s 2001 Study

EMDR treatment of complicated mourning—a mother mourning for her young adult son who died by suicide, a woman struggling with the loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s disease, and a young mother whose baby was stillborn.

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Protocol for Excessive Grief

“Protocol for Excessive Grief” is excerpted from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations illustrating a scripted protocol from one of Francine Shapiro’s 6 basic protocols.

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Emotionality of Loss-Related Memories Is Reduced After Recall Plus Eye Movements But Not After Recall Plus Music or Recall Only

Sixty undergraduate students participated in a study, concluding that eye movements are effective when negative memories pertain to loss and grief, suggesting possibilities for treatment intervention in individuals suffering from complicated grief.

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Working With EMDR in Chronic Incapacitating Diseases: The Experience of a Neuromuscular Diseases Center

This article examines the use of EMDR in a rehabilitation center to deal with traumatic experiences associated with serious incapacitating disease.

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Utilization of EMDR in the Treatment of Grief and Mourning (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

EMDR can be utilized within a comprehensive framework for the treatment of grief and mourning. EMDR can process the obstacles that can complicate the grief and mourning process.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: A therapeutic tool for trauma and grief (Taylor & Francis, 1997)

In this chapter, Solomon and Shapiro discuss using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help trauma & grief.

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