Demonstrates how mindfulness can greatly enhance EMDR treatment of trauma
Based on the belief that mindfulness is a critical component in the delivery of EMDR, this innovative text integrates mindfulness-informed practice with EMDR therapy to create an effective new approach for healing trauma. Based on current evidence-based research, the book demonstrates—with clear, step-by-step guidelines--how clinicians can conceptualize and deliver trauma focused care in both mental health and addiction treatment. Infused with practical applications, the book provides clearly articulated and effective approaches that provide a concrete beginning, middle, and end of treatment planning.
Following a description of the long history of mindfulness practices, the book offers guidelines for developing one’s own mindfulness practice—emphasizing the use of trauma focused language--and suggestions for teaching specific techniques to clients. The book describes both classic and creative mindfulness practices, including breath awareness/sensory grounding, breath meditation, body scanning, feeling tone meditation, labeling, standing meditation, walking meditation, and lovingkindness meditation, along with using day-to-day objects as a meditative focus, movement practices, the expressive arts, and other forms of creativity.
• Offers a complete framework for healing trauma by integrating mindfulness-informed practice with EMDR therapy
• Provides clearly articulated, step-by-step approaches that are evidence-based
• Authored by noted experts in EMDR and mindfulness-based therapies
• Includes guidelines for developing one’s own mindfulness practice and tools for teaching specific practices to clients
• Describes both classic and creative mindfulness practices
“…This highly readable book takes the reader on a rewarding journey that moves from offering merely trauma informed care to delivering trauma focused care… All clinicians who confront the effects of trauma in their practices will find this book both informative and immensely practical whether or not they are yet trained in how to provide EMDR therapy.” --Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. EMDRIA and EMDR Europe Trainer, Director of Training Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, Santa Rosa, CA
“An excellent, practical, hands-on guide to incorporating mindfulness into EMDR/trauma therapy practice. A good primer in both mindfulness and EMDR therapy, every step is taught in patient detail.” --Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, Founder/Director, Trauma Institute, Author of EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment
“This is a lovely, wise, practical text that weaves together a rich tapestry of mindfulness and practical suggestions with the golden threads of the therapeutic relationship… Marich and Dansiger have found compassionate, respectful, and highly effective ways to help both therapist and client engage with a mindful process.” --Kathy Steele, MN, CS, psychotherapist, consultant and author, Atlanta, GA
"Whether you are new or experienced in mindfulness practice and EMDR, this book will inspire you to delve more deeply into both your personal and professional growth. Whatever you bring into your clinical work from the authors’ wisdom and insights will be a precious gift to your clients." --Terry Fralich, LCPC, JD, Author of Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness and The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love
"An excellent, practical, hands-on guide to incorporating mindfulness into EMDR/trauma therapy practice. A good primer in both mindfulness and EMDR therapy, every step is taught in patient detail." --Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, Founder/Director, Trauma Institute, Author of EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment
"It's wonderful to witness the coming together of mindfulness practice and contemporary psychology in the work of people like Steve Dansiger and Jamie Marich. Their book about mindfulness and EMDR has the potential to have a big impact, starting with clinicians who will value this contribution tremendously." -- Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love
“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
“A breakthrough book that shows how mindfulness can be seamlessly integrated into EMDR Therapy. The authors offer practical tools and compassionate guidance to assist EMDR therapists in enhancing their own lives and the lives of their clients through mindfulness.” --Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness
“This book is needed, useful and wise… Together mindfulness and EMDR have a synergy that clearly deepens the effectiveness of both techniques..” --Noah Levine Founder, Refuge Recovery A Buddhist approach to treating addiction.
"The authors, Jamie Marich and Stephen Dansiger, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in this book which is a thorough manual, exploring the complementarity of EMDR therapy and mindfulness practice in dealing with trauma work. I was struck by the great care and attention taken to meeting the clients in a thoughtful, flexible, creative and caring way." --Martine Batchelor, meditation teacher and author of Let Go and Spirit of the Buddha
Chapter 1: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care
Chapter 2: Developing Buddhist Mindfulness Practice for Trauma Focused Care
Chapter 3: An Introduction to the Creative Mindfulness Practices
Chapter 4: Phase 1 Client History: Setting the Tone for Trauma-Focused Services
Chapter 5: EMDR Phase 2: Preparation in Trauma Focused Care
Chapter 6: EMDR Phases 3-6: Principles of Mindful Decision Making
Chapter 7: Special Situations in Phases 3-6: Mindful Facilitation Through Abreaction, Dissociation, and Resistance
Chapter 8: EMDR Phases 7 & 8: Mindfully Approaching What We Often Overlook
Chapter 9: Enhancing Your Efficacy as a Therapist: Developing Your Own Mindfulness
Practice and Doing Your Own Trauma Work
Appendix: Clean Copies of Clinical Worksheets Referenced in Text
About the Authors:
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT travels internationally teaching on EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts therapy and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in Warren, OH. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors (2014), and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). She is the founder of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and expressive arts community and actively offers EMDR therapy training through her company, Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Marich began her career in human services as a civilian humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina (2000-2003) and her award-winning dissertation research on the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of addiction was published in two different APA journals (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Humanistic Psychology). Marich received the NALGAP President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate.
Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT is Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers in Los Angeles, a cutting edge addictions treatment center, where he developed and implemented the MET(T)A Method (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions). The treatment utilizes Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist, and provides EMDR Basic Training and workshops through Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016) and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides also maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels nationally and internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Method, trauma, the Refuge Recovery treatment model, and clinician self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years, and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, and at other centers nationally and internationally.