Title EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care
Author Jamie Marich, Stephen Dansiger
ISBN 9780826149145
List price USD 55.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 202
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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“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

“Marich and Dansiger’s ‘EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care’ is like a tree of wisdom whose branches are loaded with tools, scripts, worksheets and templates to guide beginner and experienced EMDR therapists. Planting the seeds of ‘Just notice’ and ‘Go with that…’ in the fertile soil of 2600 years of Buddhist mindfulness, the authors highlight attunement as a mindfulness practice and emphasize the roots of mindfulness within the Standard 8-Phase Protocol. This firm foundation supports EMDR therapists in cultivating and maintaining a calming presence, a hallmark of mindfulness, as well as trauma focused care. The solid trunk of this tree traverses a trauma focused journey from preparation all the way to reevaluation and after care. The authors peek out from the lush canopy with personal narratives, client cases and the journeys of other clinicians. Following the tradition of his book Clinical Dharma, Dr. Dansiger emphasizes mindfulness as an important act of self-care for clinicians. Dr. Marich’s “Dancing Mindfulness” practice shines in the creative expression of this book. An array of exercises are woven through the book and like sun-ripened fruit on the branches, their invitation is irresistible. From breath to movement, visualization to multi-sensory soothing, we are invited to become intimately familiar with the activities that will become valuable resources for our clients.”

—Rajani Venkatraman Levis, LMFT, PPS, CTS

“This highly readable book takes the reader on a rewarding journey that moves from offering merely trauma informed care to delivering trauma focused care. The authors demonstrate how clinicians can take action to generate a complete system of care for those suffering as a consequence of adverse and traumatic life experiences. Readers will discover simple, practical strategies to integrate mindfulness principles into all eight phases EMDR therapy. 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

“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

“Ever the easiest, most elegant and accessible writer, Dr Jamie Marich again pitches her ideas perfectly in her delightful new book, continuing the theme of making EMDR simple, along with her collaborator
Dr. Stephen Dansiger. With Mindfulness the mental health flavour of our times, they offer EMDR clinicians and their clients a straightforward, unfussy and practical introduction to mindfulness techniques that mesh perfectly with the practice of EMDR. Dr Marich is increasingly viewed in the UK as one of the upcoming next-generation leaders of the international EMDR field, and we Brits look forward to her continued inspiration and to her new writings as EMDR takes its rightful place in the world of mental health as an integrated therapy able to work with the widest range of complex trauma-related presentations.”

—Mark Brayne, Psychotherapist, Co-Chair, EMDR East Anglia


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 offers 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 loving-kindness meditation, along with using day-to-day objects as a meditative focus, movement practices, the expressive arts, and other forms of creativity.

Key Features:

  • 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


List of Meditation Practices and Experiential Exercises

Foreword by Noah Levine, MA
Jamie’s Journey: EMDR Therapy Offers a New Solution
Stephen’s Journey: A Mindful Revelation
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Chapter 1. Introduction • Shifting From Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused • What to Expect From the Book • References

Chapter 2. Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care • A New Hope • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy • Mindfulness • The Fusion of Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Chapter 3. Developing Buddhist Mindfulness Practice for Trauma-Focused Care • No Correct Path to Mindfulness Practice • Starting a Mindfulness Practice • Mindfulness of Breath/Sensory Grounding • Mindfulness of Feeling Tone • Mindfulness of Mind • Mindfulness of Dharmas/Loving Kindness Meditation • Walking Meditation • Beginner’s Mind Practice • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • Resources for Further Exploration • References

Chapter 4. An Introduction to the Creative Mindfulness Practices • Choice and Possibility in Mindfulness Practice • Yogic Breathing Practices • Diaphragmatic Breathing (Belly Breathing) • Complete Breathing (Three-Part or Dirgha Breathing) • Ujjayi Breathing (Ocean-Sounding Victory Breath) • Lion Breathing • Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadhi Shodnan Pranayama) • Clench and Release: A Modified Progressive Muscle Relaxation Experience • Transforming Day-to-Day Activities Into Meditation • Energetic Massage • Noodling: The Art of “Going With” Organic, Expressive • Movement • The Expressive Arts as Meditation • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • Resources for Further Exploration

Chapter 5. EMDR Phase 1, Client History—Setting the Tone for Trauma-Focused Services • A Mindful Approach to History • The Purpose of Phase 1: Definitions From Shapiro and the EMDR International Association • Honor Possibilities in Phase 1: Gathering Client History in a Mindful Way • Best Practices for Clinical Interaction • Specific Strategies for Phase 1, Client History • How to Avoid Badgering a Client With Narrative • Sample Case Using Worksheets for History Taking • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Chapter 6. EMDR Phase 2, Preparation in Trauma-Focused Care • Mindfully Navigating the Preparation Phase • A Trauma-Focused Approach to Preparation • The Broader Context for Healing Trauma • Filling Out the Missing Pieces • Resource Development and Installation • The Relational Imperative in EMDR Therapy • Necessary Skills for Preparation and the Art of Modifying Them • No Such Thing as “One Size Fits All” • Mindfulness and Grounding Strategies • Breathing Strategies • Demonstrating Hyperarousal and Release • Multisensory Soothing • Guided Visualizations • Light Stream Multisensory Visualization Exercise • Tree Grounding Visualization Exercise • Modifications for Creativity • Simple Container Visualization Exercise • Movement, Expressive Arts, and Identification of Other Recovery Capital • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • Resources for Further Exploration • References

Chapter 7. EMDR Phases 3 to 6: Principles of Mindful Decision Making • Moving on to Phases 3 to 6 • Clinical Decision-Making Points • Access of Preparation Skills • Positive Material in the Client’s Life • Nature of the Living Situation • Drug/Alcohol Use and Psychotropic Medication • Secondary Gains and Related Issues • Number of Sessions Available • Willingness to Examine Past Issues and Potential Target Adjustments • Facilitating a Client’s Journey Through Phases 3 to 6 • Mindfulness in Phases 3 to 6 • Phase 3: Assessment • Phase 4: Desensitization • Phase 5: Installation • Phase 6: Body Scan • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Chapter 8. Special Situations in Phases 3 to 6: Mindful Facilitation Through Abreaction, Dissociation, and Resistance • Potential Frustrations in EMDR Therapy Phases 3 to 6 • Maintaining the Calming Presence • Qualities of a Good EMDR Therapist • Mindful Skills for the Journey Through Phases 3 to 6 • Handling Abreaction and Dissociation • Interweaves • “I Don’t Want to Do EMDR Anymore” • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Chapter 9. EMDR Phases 7 and 8: Mindfully Approaching What We Often Overlook • The Mindful Practice of Transition • Transitions in EMDR Therapy • Transition as Mindfulness Practice: An Exploratory • Exercise • Phase 7: Closure • Learning From Mistakes • Ritual Release Breathing: A Simple Breath Practice for EMDR Closure • Flicking: A Simple Energy Practice for EMDR Closure • Best Practices for Mindful Closure • Closing and Debriefing a Session • Implementing a Safety Plan for In Between Sessions • Extraordinary Circumstances in Closure • Phase 8: Reevaluation • Reevaluation and the Art of Transition • Tracking Targets • The Importance of Future Templates • EMDR Therapy Case Conceptualization and Treatment-Plan Review • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Chapter 10. Enhancing Your Efficacy as a Therapist: Developing Your Own Mindfulness Practice and Doing Your Own Trauma Work • Interesting Times • Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy: Intimately Connected • Mindfulness: A Way of Life • Finding Your Teachers and Your Community • A Call to Revolutionary Action • Tying It All Together • Questions for Reflection and Personal Practice • References

Appendix: EMDR Clinical Worksheet Templates


About the Authors:

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT, travels internationally to teach on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts therapy, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in Warren, Ohio. Dr. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR With Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery (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-Herzegovina (2000– 2003). Her award-winning dissertation research on the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of addiction was published in two APA journals (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Humanistic Psychology). In 2015 she received the NALGAP President’s Award 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 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 (including a one-year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles and at other centers nationally and internationally.

Target Audience:

People interested in Psychology/EMDR Therapy.


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