Episode 18: EMDR with Sexual Abuse Survivors
In this episode, we discuss the challenges of doing EMDR with survivors of sexual abuse. We discuss important consideration throughout all phases of the EMDR process. We share books and resources we have found helpful in learning how to help this specific population and find success with EMDR.
Great information. Thank you for sharing
Hi – regarding The Container. You mention “honoring” the things that are being put in the container. I have a client that made the container with jagged edges on the inside because she didn’t want the contents to get comfortable. What are your thoughts on making a container like that? Does the container have to be “pretty?” I love your podcast and I’m getting so much out of it. Thank you for doing this!
Thank you Laura for your support! This is a great question. My initial instinct would be to go with whatever feels right for the client. If that is what you client identified is needed then I would go with it and see how it works. You can always make an alteration or change to it if it feels like something would be more supportive. A question that you could ask would be “Does if feel like there would be another way to maintain urgency for those experiences to be relieved while still treating them delicately and care?” I would only use something like this if it felt like it was necessary.