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Unread April 6th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: depth of processing

One of the assumptions underlying the standard EMDR protocol -- and Adaptive Information Processing Theory itself -- is that we don't emphasize one channel of information more than another. Once the network is "lit up," and the bilateral stim begins, the processing continues until the SUD is 0 and the VOC 7.

In the course of that processing, the client may initially be more in one channel than another, or may process more than one channel simultaneously. If we just stay off the track and go back to target until SUD 0/VOC 7 is achieved, all that needs clearing will clear.

Some individuals are very heady and use cognition as a defense. In that case, the EMDR may loop, and its a "legal" move to invite attention to go to a somatic or emotional channel.

Some people need to be invited to go the cognitive channel to really clear something.

I value somatic interventions, and will present at the EMDRIA conference in September about where and how to utilize somatic interventions in the EMDR protocol while still being true to the standard protocol.
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