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When There Are no Words: Reprocessing Early Trauma & Neglect Held in Implicit Memory With EMDR - Presented by Sandra Paulsen Ph.D.

2-Day Workshop

For practitioners who have completed their EMDR basic training

*14 EMDRIA Credits are available


This workshop addresses some of the most difficult challenges of using EMDR with individuals with affect dysregulation, somatic distress and attachment injuries from early trauma and neglect. The methods efficiently empower clients with resources for containment, safety, and increased affect tolerance; and systematically target and reprocess early disturbance for which there may be no explicit memories.

Although the workshop primarily addresses adolescents and adults, it also describes its use with infants and children.

The challenges of using EMDR for early trauma and neglect include: EMDR readily targets explicit memories, but early trauma is held in implicit memory in the right hemisphere and is not typically subject to direct recall. Accessing the felt sense of early experience can be overwhelming if it evokes the paucity of internal resources of a neglected baby.

This workshop addresses both problems by careful preparation and systematic trauma reprocessing for implicit memories and early templates. The preparation includes 1) containment, 2) safe state, and 3) resetting innate emotional resources, which appears to directly act upon primary process subcortical affective circuits to downregulate the experience of emotional intensity. Done correctly, it avoids evoking the felt sense of the emotions so they can subsequently be reprocessed without flooding.

After the three preparation steps, the method systematically reprocesses early trauma in the absence of explicit memory. It targets consecutive time periods beginning before birth, and installs positive reparative experience. As a result, the client builds a new foundation of a felt sense of attachment and belonging, with emergent positive cognitions, enabling the client to meet the next developmental milestones in sequence.


Objectives

Identify challenges to applying EMDR to early developmental trauma

Prepare the client for early trauma processing

Efficiently re-install innate resources without accessing disturbing material

Systematically target early disturbance held in implicit memory

Use imaginal interweaves to stimulate blocked processing and ensure reprocessing is complete


About the Instructor:

Dr Sandra Paulsen (Ph.D.) is co-editor of “The Neurobiology & Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self” (2014), and author of, “Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma & Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients.” She is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She was invited faculty at the First and Third World Congresses of Ego State Therapy in Germany, 2003 and South Africa, 2010, Japan EMDR Conference 2010, Masters Series Lecturer at EMDRIA conference in Toronto, 2004. She wrote chapters in Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology and Handbook of Innovative Psychotherapy, and in Shapiro’s Solutions II, Forgash’s Healing the Heart of Trauma, and Luber’s EMDR Scripted Protocols. She has collaborated with John G. Watkins, originator of ego state therapy. She was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii; and Acting Chief Psychologist at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She now lives and works on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, specializing in intensive treatment for early trauma and attachment injuries.

For more information about Dr. Sandra Paulsen you can visit her website www.bainbridgepsychology.com


**Refund policy

Refunds on purchased tickets are available only until May 5, 2019. There is a $75 (CAD) processing fee for all refunds. *Prices subject to change.


***Cancellations/Changes

The workshop may be cancelled or postpone 45 days prior to its date due to under-enrollment or other circumstances. Participants may want to wait before making travel arrangement. The workshop shall be cancelled or postpone if unforeseen circumstances, such as presenter illness and/or a natural disaster (a flood, earthquake, tsunami, wildfire, or other major incident) arises. Participants will be refunded 100%


Contact information: Dominique D'Anjou at info@envisionservices.ca or 403-801-6710

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