I too am an EMDR therapist. I can only give you my take, and how I might work with something like this. Of course you would want a complete history of client and the problem. Have you tried exploring experientially the problem? That is what comes up for him when he hears these chewing noises by father or friends? What emotions, body sensations, cognitions, etc emerge? (This is called "fattening the moment" in Gestalt therapy.) Then, once he is immersed in the chewing noise experience, what comes up for him? At this point you could try the "float back" technique. That is if he stays with the feelings and sensations that come up w/ the chewing, when else(going back in time) has he felt this way? People often develop a kind of "emotional bridge" to the past, and are able to track back feelings to some unfinished business by going back in time this way. This might help ID a formative experience re: the chewing, and ID target(s) for EMDR. Anyway these ideas might help ID the meaning-experience of the chewing for your client. Good Luck , BP
Anyway these ideas might help ID the meaning-experience of the chewing for your client. Good Luck , BP
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