How spirituality and EMDR synergize healing (The Pragmatic Therapist(s) Blog)

Are spirituality and EMDR mutually exclusive? Does one have to exist without the other? Do they have to compete?

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Psychological therapy for functional neurological disorder: Examining impact on dissociation, psychological distress and general functioning (Journal of Trauma and Dissociation)

This study explored the dissociative profile of patients with functional neurological disorder (FND) and evaluated whether individual psychological therapy improved dissociative symptoms, psychological distress and general functioning.

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Interventions targeting negative mental imagery in social anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis of characteristics and outcomes (Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy)

“To provide both clinicians and researchers with an overview of current applications, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the possibilities and effects of imagery-based interventions that explicitly target negative images in (sub)clinical social anxiety.”

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A randomized controlled trial of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of fibromyalgia (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This randomized controlled trial investigated the use of EMDR therapy with fibromyalgia patients.

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How art therapy and EMDR help asylum seekers and refugees move towards healing trauma: A literature review (Lesley University, 2025)

This thesis examines EMDR and art therapy as modalities to treat trauma and PTSD in refugees and asylum seekers.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment in the medical setting: A systematic review (European Journal of Psychotraumatology)

This review evaluated the use and effectiveness of EMDR therapy in patients treated in the medical setting.

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Bolstering the adaptive information processing model: A narrative review (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This review and comparative analysis examined different theoretical proposals in relation to the adaptive information processing (AIP) model.

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An integrative somatic art therapy approach: EMDR and body-based practices for traumatic stress (Dominican University, 2024)

An exploration of how somatic art therapy and EMDR therapy impact symptoms of trauma and burnout.

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Visual EMDR stimulation mitigates acute varied stress effects on morphology of hippocampal neurons in male Wistar rats (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This study looked at “the potential of EMDR as a neuroprotective intervention in mitigating stress-related hippocampal alterations.”

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Clinical efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: A systematic review and analysis (Children)

This review focuses on describing PTSD for children and adolescents and evaluating the effectiveness of clinical interventions for PTSD with this population.

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Eye movement intervention facilitates concurrent perception and memory processing (Cerebral Cortex)

This article utilized EEG scans to look at neural activity during eye movements and suggested information facilitation is important in EMDR therapy.

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Practical Research Tools to Improve the Quality of EMDR Therapy Research (ResearchGate)

An updated paper on conducting quality EMDR therapy research which contains new information from the US National Center for PTSD.

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