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Forum: EMDR January 24th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,543
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Eating disorders

I'm not an eating disorders expert, but I have had success with using the early trauma/neglect protocol of EMDR to work with those people who in infancy were desperate for food and/or love, and left,...
Forum: EMDR December 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 22,822
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: PTSD from near death experience

As I said, I don't have nearly enough information to provide valid advice to you, only general comments.

In general, there are two types of defenses for EMDR therapists to be concerned about:
...
Forum: EMDR December 10th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 22,822
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: PTSD from near death experience

I can't really comment on the specific of your case, but in general, a near death experience would tend to qualify for targeting. Any experience that has disturbance on it now and for which...
Forum: EMDR December 7th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,934
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID books?

Well, Gary just told me in Atlanta that he really loved my book, Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients. I bet he'll mention it.
...
Forum: EMDR December 7th, 2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 16,039
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: First EMDR session-total bummer

I don't have enough info to know what happened in your case but I'll make general comments that may or may not apply to you. EMDR works best on traumatic memories or experiences that had maladaptive...
Forum: EMDR December 7th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,289
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Dissociative ego states

PS. It also makes ALOT of sense to ask specifically what training and experience in treating dissociative disorders ANY EMDR therapist has, because some know little or nothing and some know alot. In...
Forum: EMDR December 7th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,289
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Dissociative ego states

when people are dissociative with amnesia barriers the parts of self don't know each other or don't know what each other knows. then if one does emdr it tends to bash holes in those barriers and...
Forum: EMDR November 28th, 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,923
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: When EMDR Goes Wrong--A Patient's Perspective

Thank you for your personal and enlightening post. Although clearly I have no where near enough information to know what happened in your particular case, this is a time for me to say what I always...
Forum: EMDR November 22nd, 2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,128
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: medication

No, it's not contraindicated. Rather, when people are on some medications - especially antidepressants, but it could be others -- and do EMDR there may be a portion of the unprocessed material that...
Forum: EMDR November 20th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,857
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID specialist for consultation in Asheville, NC?

I don't know the geography, to know how close Chapel Hill is to Asheville, but Gary Peterson is definitely the go to guy there. He is both a fellow of the dissociaiton society and an EMDR specialist....
Forum: EMDR November 17th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,675
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: How to Determine Which Target to Focus On?

It is quite common that those experiences that haven't been processed, and have been pushed away, can kind of sneak up and surprise one. As they get closer to getting processed with EMDR, they get...
Forum: EMDR November 10th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,035
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: EMDR Headache

For some reason I have not been getting the usual system notifications when someone posts here, so I haven't answered every post. I'll see if I can remedy that. Repost if you want.
Forum: EMDR November 10th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

Pretty interesting case vignette. Makes me wonder about the meaning of the misperception. No need to reply; but something to take up with ones therapist no doubt.
Forum: EMDR November 10th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31,129
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: A Dialogue with Francine Shapiro

www.emdria.org lists all members of that organization, also those who have met criteria for the status of EMDR practitioner, also those who have met criteria for EMDR consultant.

if you go to...
Forum: EMDR November 10th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,675
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: How to Determine Which Target to Focus On?

This subject hasn't been researched though many of us have opinions on it. we often say it is best to do the earliest first, but sometimes the processing will still get "kidnapped" by something...
Forum: EMDR November 10th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,418
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: EMDR - I cant see anything!!!! What's wrong????

Thought I answered this long ago. Yes, some people just don't see images. But some people have defenses against the processing. I tend to think defenses need to be honored and understood. If there...
Forum: EMDR August 9th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

The capacity of the person to process needs to be greater than the volume and intensity of material to process. if not the EMDR will potentially be overwhelming. it's no fault of the client. it's up...
Forum: EMDR August 4th, 2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

I don't know if this applies to you, but in MY office I'd be interviewing and appreciating the block for keeping you safe all these years, asking if the block knows it is 2010 and its not happening...
Forum: EMDR August 3rd, 2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

I posted a lengthy comment yesterday but in the wrong place maybe? I commented that there may not be pictures for some people, especially if 1) there are protective parts blocking the processing or...
Forum: EMDR August 1st, 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

I can't advise you because I don't know you, haven't assessed you. But I'll make a few general comments.

Five sessions is not enough to deal with long standing reluctance or defenses against...
Forum: EMDR July 31st, 2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

Well, the stance you describe is not ideal for EMDR for several reasons. 1) there may or may not be a "picture," 2) a stance of curiosity rather than anger at the process is ideal, where possible, 3)...
Forum: EMDR May 1st, 2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,412
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: EMDR & Hx of stroke

Strokes can affect a person in various ways, depending on the part or parts of the brain affected. Some strokes will affect very little, some will completely incapacitate the person, and all shades...
Forum: EMDR May 1st, 2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 87,358
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: emdr:nothing's happening

I have just reread this thread above, and am not responding to any particular post. However, I am saying as clearly as I can, in the plainest language I can find, that EMDR therapists should never...
Forum: EMDR February 26th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,465
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Aching arm!! Advice please

These are curious facts. They approve (and maybe pay for) for training and use of EMDR but not of a device that will protect you from a work-related ergonomic injury and, if you were in this country,...
Forum: EMDR February 20th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,693
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: question regarding court cases & EMDR

That reminds me to say that the laws are not the same state to state and country to country and that's why its good to talk to the patient's attorney, who will know the relevant law.
Forum: EMDR February 18th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,693
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: question regarding court cases & EMDR

I'd ask her attorney if s/he is okay if the patient improves. There is a myth that attorneys want their clients unhinged, but I think the good ones realize that an unraveled client doesn't make a...
Forum: EMDR December 6th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,111
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Is this typ

Sorry not understanding your question
Forum: EMDR November 19th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,412
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: EMDR & Hx of stroke

A couple of thoughts:
- more clinicians post to the emdr listserve of the emdr institute than here, if you haven't tried there already. the procedure for getting on that list is in the back of your...
Forum: EMDR November 17th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,611
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID and EMDR

I know you realize I can't comment on YOU in particular. And one person's system can be quite different from the next person's, but in general, speaking about MOST people, if any part is reluctant...
Forum: EMDR September 24th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,137
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
More Books for Professionals & Clients

Marilyn Luber has now got both volumes of her scripted protocols series out for EMDR practitioners. Very detailed scripts for treating a range of conditions with EMDR, for practitioners already...
Forum: EMDR June 2nd, 2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,086
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Two Books Out This Week

Hi Paula, nice to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words on the book. It is doing really well and I'm hearing from clients and therapists alike that it is helping them understand this gnarly area...
Forum: EMDR April 30th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,392
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: EMDR and Positive Imagery

There is a substantial amount known about using EMDR to strengthen internal resources. See RDI (resource development installation) at the Francine Shapiro Library at...
Forum: EMDR April 11th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,474
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Does treatment always take a long time in ddnos?

Stabilization (again, in general, don't know about you) can take a number of forms. Let me list a few ways stabilization can be enhanced.
1) the awareness that all parts of self are there for a...
Forum: EMDR April 7th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,611
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID and EMDR

If ANY client has stuck EMDR, EMDR should be set aside until a sufficiency of the client's self is on board with the therapy, the healing and the EMDR. Else it is like pushing the accelerator to the...
Forum: EMDR April 6th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,611
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID and EMDR

Again this may not apply a bit to you. but folks who are truly DID have a capacity that less dissociative folks don't have - and that is the capacity to allow the necessary work to occur behind an...
Forum: EMDR April 4th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,611
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID and EMDR

I forgot an important part. When people choose to avoid the work, typically they reenact the unspoken story because it exerts pressure on their emotions, thoughts, body sensations and behavior for...
Forum: Ericksonian Therapy April 4th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,397
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Any resources for working with patients with DID presentations?

My book "Looking through the eyes of trauma and dissociation: An illustrated guide for emdr therapists and clients" may assist. It is an ego state approach, and the book has over 100 original...
Forum: EMDR April 4th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,611
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: DID and EMDR

I'll say a couple general things that may or may not apply to you.

Oddly, a present trauma can sometimes really help mobilize DID treatment. I know that sounds twisted, but here's the rationale....
Forum: Online Clinical Work April 3rd, 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,356
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Self-Harm and Internet Forums

How about negative effects? Why just look for positive effects?

I work with severely injured multiply traumatized survivors of chronic extreme early abuse. Many of them engage in self...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 3rd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,731
Posted By Sandra Paulsen
Re: Headache as symptom of anxiety

I'm sure there are stress/tension headaches that are symptoms of anxiety per se, but be aware that focal headaches that emerge during a session in direct response to an intervention are sometimes...
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