Title Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment
Author Laurel Parnell
ISBN 9780393714234
List price USD 24.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 320
Book size 159 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“Dr. Laurel Parnell played a massive role in helping me find my voice as an EMDR therapist, and I continue to be inspired by our early conversations on expanding the possibilities of EMDR-related interventions. In her latest offering, Parnell adds her perspective to a growing collection of EMDR-related interventions on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, addiction recovery, Clinicians and human services workers with a passion for healing the suffering caused by and connected to addiction receive plenty of new ideas for working with clients, especially in the area of resourcing. You can never have too many strategies for helping individuals struggling with chemical dependency, process addictions, and co-dependency issues. I am grateful to Parnell for offering her unique perspective on how to resource this work, which I know is near and dear to her heart as well.”

Jamie March, Ph.D., Founder, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, coauthor of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-focused Care; author of EMDR Made Simple


“Dr. Laurel Parnell has written a landmark book which is a must-read for anyone struggling with substance abuse and/or addictive behaviors and for the people who support and counsel them. Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment provides a nuanced, compassionate and client-centered approach to treatment. Parnell focuses on enhancing resilience, healing attachment wounds, and trauma reprocessing. Her Resource Tapping techniques build new neural circuitry that supports resilience and an integrated shift towards health and wholeness.”

Kim Cookson, Psy.D., Director of Trauma and Resiliency Training and Services Southern California Counseling Center


“Since its introduction in 2013, I have used Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR in my work with persons, both inpatient and outpatient, who are stuck in life with destructive behaviors that are driven by addiction. In the complex addiction cases that I work with, Parnell’s work has provided a clinical framework that functions to reprocess traumas that drive addictive behavior and help the individual stop their addictive behaviors by building stronger internal resources. These new internal resources allow the addicted individual to have more mature and healthy coping strategies in response to life stress, along with adaptive behavioral responses that help to rewire those dysfunctional neural circuitries that underlie and perpetuate their addictive behavior. In her latest work, Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment, Parnell shows how to use Resource Tapping, EMDR, and her new ‘Connecting the Consequences’ protocol to help addicted persons be successful in their efforts to develop a life free of addiction. Parnell’s work is an invaluable resource for anyone who works with people who are impacted by addiction. For the professional clinician, this work provides the tool that will help you help your clients develop life changing internal capacities and skills, allowing them to live a life free of addiction. I recommend it highly.”

Roy A. Blankenship, M.A., LPC, LMFT, CSAT, CAADC, Chief Executive Officer, HopeQuest Addiction Recovery Center, Woodstock, GA


“Dr. Parnell’s work is at once brilliant and simple, deep yet accessible, validating of the destructive nature of trauma and hopeful of one’s ability to completely heal. With compassion, attunement, and intelligence, Dr. Parnell guides therapists of all levels through reparative techniques that address many layers involved in healing; from core trauma to consequential addictive behaviors to enhancement of self-esteem, resilience, and reduction of shame. As an eating disorder specialist practicing for 26 years, I applaud
Dr. Parnell’s original and creative use of AF-EMDR, Resource Tapping, and the reparative, healing therapeutic relationship to effectively bring clients into full and joyous recovery!”

Julie T. Anné, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Eating Disorder Specialist, A New Beginning / TheHealthyWeighOut


Attachment-focused EMDR and resource tapping applied to the clinical challenge of addictions recovery.

Writing for both EMDR therapists and substance abuse counselors, Laurel Parnell provides user-friendly tools to help support clients in recovery with EMDR-based techniques that can be easily integrated into all levels of addiction treatment.

Emphasizing the practical clinical application of principles and techniques helpful for addictions and addictive disorders, this book interweaves case material throughout the text, with some chapters presenting in-depth cases to illustrate the techniques. Topics include treating trauma and supporting resilience, tools for affect regulation, and rewiring the motivation-reward circuits.



Part I: Treating Trauma and Supporting Resilience

Chapter 1. Overview of the Rewiring the Addicted Brain Treatment Model

Chapter 2. Getting to the Root of the Problem: Reprocessing Traumas with EMDR

Chapter 3. Resource Tapping for Addictions: Activating and Integrating Resilience


Part II: Tools for Affect Regulation

Chapter 4. The Four Foundational Resources

Chapter 5. Resource Tapping Tools for Managing Anxiety

Chapter 6. Repairing Developmental Deficits

Chapter 7. Resources to Lift the Spirit: Antidotes for Depression and Inertia


Part III: Rewiring the Motivation–Reward Circuits

Chapter 8. Spiritual Resources

Chapter 9. Connecting to Inner Strength

Chapter 10. Resources for Restoring a Sense of Inner Goodness

Chapter 11. Resource Tapping to Enhance Motivation


Part IV: Change the Brain, Change the Behavior

Chapter 12. Defusing and Deactivating Urges and Triggers

Chapter 13. The Connecting the Consequences Protocol


Part V: Putting it into Practice: Cases

Chapter 14. Using Attachment-Focused EMDR, Resource Tapping Techniques, and the Connecting the Consequences

Protocol to Work with a Young Man Struggling with Shame and Alcohol Addiction by Elena Felder, LMFT

Chapter 15. Using the Bridging Technique to Find the Early Roots and Triggers of a Male Client Who Binges on Alcohol and Has Early Attachment Deficits by Constance Kaplan, LMFT

Chapter 16. Using Attachment- Focused EMDR, Resource Tapping, and Connecting the Consequences Protocol to Treat a Woman with Life-Threatening Diabulimia by Julie Probus- Schad, LCSW


Concluding Thoughts

Resource Tool Kit




About the Author:

Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops. Dr. Parnell is the author of several books on EMDR, including Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, and Tapping In.

Target Audience:

This book is for EMDR therapists and substance abuse counselors and is a must-read for anyone struggling with substance abuse and/or addictive behaviors and for the people who support and counsel them.


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