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Forum: EMDR January 25th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,312
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: How to skillfully work with "overeager" clients?

I've had this experience a number of times and think that the suggestions Sandra has given you are excellent.

I generally simply tell people some of the things I have heard of that have gone...
Forum: EMDR January 25th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,292
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Targetting "fuzzy" memories

Thanks for understanding re. my long answer.

Wow - how tragic it might have been if the client you mentioned had been with a therapist who may have drawn conclusions...and with that kind of...
Forum: EMDR January 23rd, 2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,292
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: feelings re. sa but no memories

Hi,

I am going to make a general comment of what I have found to be quite helpful regarding those "fuzzy memories" or a feeling that "something traumatic" may have happened but they have no...
Forum: General Discussion February 4th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,167
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Help for Borderline /Bipolar

Some of these alternative methods, particularly energy work (EFT is one example, Zensight Process is another) you can learn about online, for free, and they are very much geared to self-help use.
...
Forum: EMDR January 12th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,865
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Helpful for those who find no relief in CBT?

I have had excellent results using energy work to heal GAD. If applied skillfully, most people will notice improvement immediately. Sometimes that improvement is quite dramatic after only a few...
Forum: EMDR December 9th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,275
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: somatic/body oriented therapy

I have often used EMDR and bodywork (reiki and/or energy psychology techniques) simultaneously.

The bodywork and/or energy work can really soften and help in rapidly moving through whatever...
Forum: EMDR September 6th, 2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 34,520
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Ending EMDR before completion

Thanks Sandra - point well taken.

I meant to say that if current emotional stability is an issue, I would generally suggest staying away from targetting trauma directly. This may or may not fit...
Forum: EMDR September 6th, 2005, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 34,520
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Ending EMDR before completion

Hi Piper,

There are many ego psychology techniques that you can learn about for free on the web, that you can use to help you with grounding and stabilization - both ZPoint Process and EFT can be...
Forum: EMDR August 5th, 2005, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,336
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Anesthesia Awareness

Hi Fleurs,

I don't know what will happen with you personally - it can vary.

Sometimes people will experience the flashback in the same way during EMDR. However, I find more often that people...
Forum: EMDR July 31st, 2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,336
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Anesthesia Awareness

Hi,

While I don't have experience with this, I also agree that it would most likely help.

I also wanted to add that Sandra's comment that you may experience the EMDR as if under partial...
Forum: EMDR July 8th, 2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,646
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

Yes, this is kind of what I meant.

Anyone may have a difficult time in a sense being in two places at once, but for someone with DID...it's a different kind of experience.

I also find with some...
Forum: EMDR July 7th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,696
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: ego state therapy

Hi Daisy,

I would also highly recommend "Stranger in the Mirror".

It may not directly address doing ego state work...I think it does a little bit...but I find it an excellent resource for...
Forum: EMDR July 7th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,666
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Headaches & EMDR

Thanks Sandra - I will try this.

My plan has been more to work with her in ways she is comfortable with until she gets to know me and trust me a little better. She is a brand new client and...
Forum: EMDR July 7th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,646
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

I am really sorry - all I wanted to know was if there were special instructions for using IN with people who are DID so that I knew if it was worth me looking into, purchasing the manual and/or...
Forum: EMDR July 7th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,639
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Working with Defensive Parts of Self

Hi Sandra,

I was very interested to see your comments:

>>Many people can do exercises to get to know themselves, including disowned states, but its pretty hard to do the difficult pieces...
Forum: EMDR July 7th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,666
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Headaches & EMDR

Hi Sandra,

I agree with what you have said and it is consistent with my own impressions of the client, which I have discussed with her.

She has tried everything - extremely effective energy...
Forum: EMDR July 5th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,646
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

Hi April,

Yes I am quite familiar with some of the concepts of IN and have the first IN CD, in formats for both genders. I frequently have recommended the CD to clients for use at home, and try...
Forum: EMDR July 5th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,666
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Headaches & EMDR

Hi,

I have occasionally had clients experience headaches during EMDR sessions, and often this turns out to be related to ego states not feeling particularly comfortable with what is going...
Forum: EMDR July 5th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,646
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

Hi,

I am wondering - and maybe this is a dumb question but I can not figure this out (and to be clear, I have not done the IN workshop though I would like to - I missed it when it was happening...
Forum: Sexual Issues in Clinical Practice April 30th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,619
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Need help with treatment

I find that it's really hit and mess whether or not responses come. The EMDR forum is very well responded to by the moderator, but that only helps if you are asking an EMDR question :)

Probably...
Forum: General Discussion April 30th, 2005, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,961
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Relaxation and recuperation

I practice energy work and relaxation techniques. I find it just lets the stress drain away.

I also find exercise helpful - going for walks and yoga. :)
Forum: EMDR March 6th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,276
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Is the term EMDR trademarked?

Thanks so much Sandra - I will check it out.

Carol Ann
Forum: EMDR February 19th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,276
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Question Is the term EMDR trademarked?

Hi,

This is not at all a technical question but I couldn't find the information online and finally thought to ask here.

Do you know if the term "EMDR" has a trademark on it? I would think so...
Forum: EMDR September 22nd, 2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,642
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: EMDR - Auditory - Eyes Open or Closed?

Hmmm....I went for an EMDR session myself today and was thinking about this thread so experimented with keeping my eyes open some of the time.

It WAS easier to stay present, and something else...
Forum: EMDR September 19th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,642
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: EMDR - Auditory - Eyes Open or Closed?

Hi,

Generally speaking, I think some this is a matter of preference. Some clients prefer to keep their eyes open and do just fine with that. Others (like myself) find the visuals too distracting...
Forum: EMDR August 17th, 2004, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,025
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

I agree completely that nurturing (imaginal and otherwise :)) is a very important part of healing and can produce wonderful results.

I especially like this comment:

>>Also, part of this...
Forum: EMDR August 13th, 2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,025
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Imaginal Nurturing

Yes...I wondered a little.

I can't comment on Imaginal Nurturing - the things I have heard about it are quite good. I am going to try it myself as a client and see how I find it (I have some...
Forum: EMDR August 12th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,025
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Question Imaginal Nurturing

Does anyone here have experience with Imaginal Nurturing?

I am wondering how people find it. I have heard it is very soothing even for those clients who are very traumatized and/or dissociative...
Forum: General Discussion August 9th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 45,649
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: Sleeping with the Client

I agree that going for a walk - and above and beyond getting enough sleep when possible - are good strategies.

I also try not to eat a lunch that is heavy in carbohydrates as when I do I am more...
Forum: EMDR July 21st, 2004, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,656
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Re: EMDR Experiences

Hi there,

Without commenting on your individual situation, in my experience, some people are simply more visual than others. They may see things vividly during EMDR and may have a lot of "aha"...
Forum: General Discussion July 17th, 2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,232
Posted By Carol Ann Rowland
Question Re: Welcome back...!

Thanks John.

I am wondering if you have ever thought of having a section on energy psychology (and related) therapies? I am not sure if there is a already a forum on the web for professionals to...
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