E. is for Embodiment: Resolving Somatic Dissociation to Enable an Embodied Self
Instructor: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D..
Approved for 3 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills License and EMDR Requirements
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EMDR-123 Module 4 – “E. is for Embodiment: Resolving Somatic Dissociation to Enable an Embodied Self"
In this workshop, the basic techniques that EMDR therapists need to know about somatic therapy are emphasized, in contrast to somatic trainings where the method stands alone. This module is tailored to our needs in standard and Early Trauma EMDR during Temporal Integration. The use of low dose naltrexone (LDN) will be discussed as an adjunct for those with somatic dissociation, but not structural dissociation. The cornerstone of this skill set is to enable client to develop the capacity to hear the story told by the body, enabling efficient association of previously dissociated and disowned experience in later Phase IV Desensitization. Typically, this loss of embodiment starts in very early life, so the use of these somatic methods in conjunction with EMDR and, for very early trauma, the ET-EMDR approach, used in later Phase IV will enable the client to reclaim their body, and live an embodied life.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List eight basic somatic methods useful for EMDR Phase II Preparation in individuals with somatic dissociation.
- Describe how to shorten Phase II Preparation by teaching somatic methods during Phase IV Desensitization in ET-EMDR.
- Define how low dose naltrexone can shorten EMDR Phase II Preparation in individuals with somatic dissociation.