EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care - #2
"Thorough and skillful. This unique wedding of EMDR, mindfulness, and trauma care offers rich practical wisdom that is truly helpful for clinicians and counselors."
- Trudy Goodman PhD, and Jack Kornfield PhD
When Jamie and I started writing the book, we were committed to creating not just a list of exercises, or a quick scan of the role of mindfulness in trauma care, but rather what amounted to a combination of a manifesto, a guidebook, a deep inquiry into the mindful elements of EMDR therapy, and a reinvigorating of the standard 8 Phase Protocol of EMDR through a mindful retelling in the community of practitioners. Our feeling continued throughout our writing and remains that this work may help many to find their way into and through EMDR therapy, and that many therapists will be inspired to provide the therapy with this integrated approach.
So far those who have review copies of the book include EMDR therapists, EMDR theoreticians, trauma therapists and theoreticians, doctors, yoga teachers, somatic experiencing practitioners, dharma teachers and mindfulness instructors. So far, it seems the book is resonating across these communities. If that continues to be the case, Jamie and I cannot help but be grateful for all those experiences and training that helped us to reach this point. As always, the hope is that the truth of suffering is met with the second, third and fourth truth of the identification of the cause, the cure and the prescription. Mindfully applied EMDR therapy and mindfulness based stabilization and preparation seem to hold a key.