Do you sometimes feel like you don't understand your reactions, feelings or thoughts? As if someone had hijacked the driver's seat of your life and you wound up doing something stupid? Or regret your response? You don't make sense in some situations, even to yourself? Maybe a wounded inner role took over and you didn't catch it...? This book will explain what you can do about it.
Using EMDR therapy to treat our Inner Gallery of Roles has brought together the best of reprocessing and role therapy for trauma and painful memories. Written for the layperson and full of snippets from the author's case studies, it will give readers information about emotional trauma and why we should treat it. In a fun, entertaining and yet informative manner, it illustrates how our inner roles run our lives - for better or for worse. The purpose of this book is to help identify and clarify the existence of our Inner Gallery of roles - those who live inside all of us and that drive many aspects of our lives, such as the Scaredy-Cat, the Adolescent in Crisis, the Inner Child, the Liar (that even lies to myself!), and the Inner Doctor. We will see how these roles are born and develop within, their functions and interactions in our lives, and how to heal the wounded ones, so that we can lead more fulfilling lives. We can also learn how to celebrate those roles that build us up and move us forward in life, and serve as positive resources when we need them. Although Role Theory is an integral part of Psychodrama the special emphasis in this healing process is on EMDR, a new reprocessing therapy developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro that was initially a form of trauma therapy. We tie together all of these aspects in order to help our Inner Gallery of roles develop "good neighborhood policies" and live in greater harmony and health. In this book we will explain how: - roles develop inside of us- trauma and painful memories keep our roles from proper development as we grow up- this has impacted our livesand what we can do about it.
Chapter headings include: - Introducing the Folks Who Live Inside- The Metaphor of Trauma: Remember Lot's Wife- Trauma and Its Consequences - Role Theory- Sharing from the Inner Gallery- The Inner Gallery of Roles and Dissociation- EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing- Play of Life: Finding Out Who Lives Inside- Play of Life y EMDR: Negotiating the Inter-Relationship of the Inner Gallery- Healing the Folks who Live Inside: Why We Can Heal- The Inner Gallery Speaks: Mary Anne's Session- In Conclusion
How This Book Came About
Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D, is a Brazilian-American clinical psychologist, EMDR Trainer of Trainers (EMDR Institute and EMDR Iberoamérica); president EMDR Entrenamiento e Consultoria Ltda., the organization that offers basic training in Brazil; president of EMDR Ibero-América (EMDR IBA, 2007-2010 and 2010-2013). Esly was approved with distinction as a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP) by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is a Fellow of American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP); the founder and honorary member of the Asociación de Psicodrama y Sociometría del Ecuador (APSE). Esly is a native speaker of Portuguese and English, and is very fluent in Spanish. She is an international presenter in great demand and the author of several books in these three languages. She presently offers training in this new modality, integrating EMDR with role therapy.