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The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma

By Francine Shapiro, Margot Silk Forrest

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Published In: United States, 01 September 2016
When EMDR was first published in 1997, it was hailed as the most important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades. In the twenty years since, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has successfully treated psychological problems for millions of sufferers worldwide. In this updated edition, Francine Shapiro offers a new introduction that presents the latest applications of this remarkable therapy, as well as new scientific data demonstrating its efficacy. Drawing on the experiences of thousands of clinicians as well as a vast research literature on depression, addiction, PTSD, and other disorders, she explains how life experiences are physically stored in our brains, making us feel and act in harmful ways, and how EMDR therapy can bring relief, often in a remarkably short period of time. Applicable to survivors of trauma as well as people suffering from phobias and other experience-based disorders, EMDR is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand why we hurt, how we heal, and how we get better.

Table of Contents

1. The Journey of Discovery 2. Laying the Foundation 3. The Spirit and the Sword: Combat's Tragic Legacy 4. The Fabric of Treatment: Uncovering the Hidden Depths of Pain 5. The Many Faces of Fear: Phobias and Panic Attacks 6. When Terror Stalks the Night: Sleep Disorders and Childhood Trauma 7. The Ties That Bind: Disorders of Attachment 8. Healing the Ravages of Rape 9. Laying Grief to Rest 10. Breaking the Iron Grasp of Addiction 11. The Final Doorway: Facing Disease, Disability, and Death 12. Visions of the Future: The Global Reach of EMDR Appendix A: Choosing a Clinician, and Finding an EMDR Therapy Organization Appendix B: Trauma Research and Further Reading Appendix C: EMDR Therapy: Evaluated Clinical Applications


About the Author

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., is the originator and developer of EMDR therapy, the director of the EMDR Institute, and a senior research fellow, emerita, at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. Her work has enabled hundreds of thousands of clinicians to treat millions of patients worldwide in the last 30 years. Margot Silk Forrest is a writer and independent book editor living in Morro Bay, California.


San Francisco Chronicle "Especially convincing in the wealth of research." Stars and Stripes "Where traditional therapies may take years, EMDR takes only a few sessions." New York Magazine "The non-pharmaceutical equivalent of Prozac."

EAN: 9780465096749
ISBN: 0465096743
Publisher: Basic Books
Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2.4 centimetres (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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