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Unread February 16th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: Is this typical?

Again, speaking in general, and not in particular about your case...

It isn't a problem to use another form of bilateral stimulation, such as buzzers instead of eye movements. What makes it not EMDR is 1) continuous bilateral stimulation is not EMDR, and 2) breaking up processing to do resourcing is not EMDR unless the person is highly dissociative.

The standard EMDR protocol is highly robust, is the only one that has controlled research, and should be used unless there are compelling reasons not to.

Dr Shapiro has spoken forcefully and repeatedly on these subjects, as well as upon the fact that it is unnecessary to keep installing safe place repeatedly.

Other protocols may have their place, but they should not be called EMDR.

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