I think you've hit on an interesting train of thought with the spirituality notion. I've used EMDR for several yrs now as a therapist, and have become comfortable enough with it to meld it with other therapies, but also with a given clients perspective. At times these clients' perspectives have included the spiritual, and with a few clients EMDR sessions have taken the form of a prayer session, when this is consistent with the clients out look and preference.
Do I have an explanation for what is going on in these sessions? No. But I dont need one. Where does Grace end and psychotherapy or any other treatment/healing begin? I dont claim to know. I just know what works. For this reason I dont find the arguments about science and research to be that compelling. Regarless of what research finds if clients are saying they are finding significant relief and healing with EMDR, would you stop using EMDR even if research disproved its efficacy or effectiveness? I wouldn't! My 2 cents, for what its worth. BP.
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