Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
3 EMDRIA Credits
In this online course, the basic techniques that EMDR therapists need to know about somatic therapy are emphasized, in contrast to somatic trainings where the method stands alone. This module is tailored to our needs in standard and Early Trauma EMDR during Temporal Integration. The use of low dose naltrexone (LDN) will be discussed as an adjunct for those with somatic dissociation, but not structural dissociation.
The cornerstone of this skill set is to enable client to develop the capacity to hear the story told by the body, enabling efficient association of previously dissociated and disowned experience in later Phase IV Desensitization. Typically, this loss of embodiment starts in very early life, so the use of these somatic methods in conjunction with EMDR and, for very early trauma, the ET-EMDR approach, used in later Phase IV will enable the client to reclaim their body, and live an embodied life.