Using EMDR for Chronic Pain: Focus on Phases 1 and 2

Shapiro (1995, 2001, 2018) expanded “trauma” treated by EMDR psychotherapy to include illness and somatic disorders. The Adaptive Information Processing Model, EMDR’s 8 Phases and 3-Pronged Approach provide a framework…

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EMDR in the Treatment of Pain – Underlying Concepts and Current Evidence

The lecture outlines the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain. In the context of this lecture, we will first address the question of how emotional stress and…

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Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy for Chronic Pain—The SAFE Model

The AIP model states that most pathologies are derived from earlier life experiences that are maladaptively stored in the nervous system. This is easy to see with symptoms like depression…

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