EMDR for the Traumatized Caregiver

Instructional Video

Dr. Parnell offers instructional videos of selected EMDR demonstrations. In these ground-breaking videos, she teaches EMDR steps in a variety of situations.

This video demonstrates an EMDR session with a woman who is distressed and emotionally overwhelmed by the serious chronic illness of a close family member for whom she is responsible. Her sister, a quadriplegic with progressive Multiple Sclerosis, has had a series of medical crises, which have required difficult decisions to be made. The client is overwhelmed with feelings of grief, anxiety, fear and terror as she carries the responsibility for her sister’s care. After listening to some of the background to the presenting problem, we tap in resources and work to develop a target from her fears. We find an incident from the recent past that has a great deal of emotional charge and begin there. During the EMDR processing she is able to work through many feelings and comes to a place of peace with regards to the current situation. Her SUDS goes down and she installs several positive cognitions. This session shows that clients can benefit from EMDR on chronic, ongoing problems and experience relief from troubling symptoms.

Length: 64 minutes

“These videos are an essential tool for any therapist who uses EMDR.  Dr. Parnell demonstrates how to use EMDR in a smooth and fluid way.  She blends psychodynamic therapy, attachment work and EMDR seamlessly. Watching these clear and comprehensive demonstrations will help all EMDR practitioners master the mechanics of EMDR while learning new variations and tools to help with complex cases. Dr.  Parnell brings years of expertise to her practice of EMDR. She remains faithful to the essential EMDR protocol while bringing new ideas and techniques to help with difficult and/or complex cases.”

Pat Gallagher, EMDR therapist

Digital Download Option: $50.00

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