CompassionWorks Blog

FEB
22
2017

A Little BLS

EMDR Training – Eye-movements in action!
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SEP
04
2016

Roger Solomon Describes His Upcoming Training on Complex PTSD

Roger Solomon, Ph.D. is at the EMDRIA Annual Conference 2016 in Minneapolis telling Natalia Seijo, Psychologist the nature of his workshop on using EMDR with chronically traumatized people. Roger is coming to Dallas (Allen), Texas May 19, 20, 2017 to present the workshop. He also
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JUL
26
2016

Looking Out These Eyes…

My 70th birthday – marking the beginning of my next decade – seemed particularly significant. For me, I never got the big deal out of turning 40, or 50, or even 60 – but this one, it’s different.  More real, more definitive, more of a sense of finality.
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JUL
09
2016

The AJ Popky, DeTUR Survey Monkey – This Feedback is Amazing!

A few weeks after the AJ Popky training on The DeTUR protocol, I sent out this survey asking the four questions about the training.  Basically, did you benefit, did you leave the training enthused, and are you using the DeTUR protocol with your clients? We sent out 89 emails of
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JUL
08
2016

Which EMDR Trainings Would Like to Come to Dallas?

I did a survey asking which EMDR trainings would you like to see come to Dallas.  You can add your choices right here: It looks like Using EMDR with Complex Trauma, Using EMDR with Addictions, Using EMDR with Attachment and EMDR and Spirituality are where the biggest interest
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JUN
15
2016

Some Thoughts on Hosting EMDR Events in Dallas

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. ~ Zig Zeglar I’ve been thinking back on EMDR events I’ve hosted over the years. Organizing events is something I started doing with spiritual events from The Power of
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MAY
25
2016

Screening for DID

I found this blog post, Screening for DID and more… by Bonnie Mikelson helpful in understanding how EMDR and dissociation are related. This list from the article, especially numbers 8 and 9,  seems particularly useful in what I’m dealing with in my own work and
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MAY
13
2016

AJ Popky workshop in Plano, Texas on the DeTUR Protocol

This is a very large friendly group. AJ is teaching his DeTUR Protocol. For me, I had to see it to ‘get’ it, and I think that’s true for others, as well.  But seeing him do the DeTUR protocol makes it come to life. Seeing him work is great.  He made five client
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MAY
09
2016

Were there Squirrels on the Walk in the Park?

At recent talk I was giving, I started to explain how Francine Shapiro founded EMDR, with the “Walk in the Park” story.  Immediately one of the participants exclaimed, “Oh, I’ve heard that story.”  Facilitator that I am, I invited her to tell us what
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MAY
05
2016

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MAY
03
2016

Pictures and Handouts for “Using EMDR with Addictions” with AJ Popky

  Networking Sheets DeTUR final slides DeTUR 3 per page handouts DeTUR DeTUR WORK SHEET ANGER
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APR
29
2016

EQ Repair and EMDR

I created this chart to show the work that remains after EMDR has been used. The purpose is to begin “thawing out” the maladaptive neural nets and linking them to the adaptive networks.   The graph is EQ (Emotional Intelligence) on the y-axis and Time is across
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Resolving Emotions – Michael Brown

loosely scripted from Michael Brown’s youtube one-on-one-session vids INTRO You can do this anywhere anytime Keep your eyes open Bring to mind the last time you got upset Noticed there are 3 things going on simultaneously: 1. The physical circumstances in which this upset...

Louis CK on Being Alone with Yourself

  This clip by Louis CK on being alone with yourself is very nondual, and he is addressing two of the main issues of our time, killing each other when driving and our inability to be with ourselves…

“I Am….I Said” ~ Neil Diamond

Here’s what we work on at the deepest level…Advaita, EMDR, the Color Charts, Attachment Disorders, it’s all there but only in words we can understand but seldom get.  Who knew?…j

Devotion

Devotion   Every day Ramana would sit out on a rock to clean his teeth, even when the rains came and the winds whipped at his dhoti, still he sat, mountain and man fused into One, and when his devotees tried to stop him, to lure him towards where it was warm, he refused....

Porumda

Porumda!   That dog, all leaking sores, all stinking fur, bone thin and starving for   one taste of his Master, one lick of pure love,   was pushed and shoved out of His orbit time and again,   but ardor and passion to touch the divine is heard in the highest...

When I Die

      When I die, I’d like Ramana to be painted on my lips,   his name graven into the shivering fish of my mouth,   each tooth an alphabet of his,    each letter sending home   a gift of love so true,    the body rendered...

“Their Gratitude, Only They Could Know”

“Their Gratitude, Only They Could Know”...

Ghost

  Ghost   The boy leaping off a train, racing through the streets, his wind-whipped hair a nest of coal and sapphire is just an apparition;   the rice he almost starves for and then spills, the teeming rain, the thousand angels singing are mere phantoms conjured in...

Flawless

  Flawless     The final vestiges of ego unthreading themselves as he lay on his bed, watching his flesh separate from his breath, without flinching, he let die what seemed dead,   and still, he watched, finding himself perfectly endless, the little i having...

Using the Float back and Subsequent Processing

I came up with this flow chart during the last EMDR Therapist training.  I think it is pretty good, so I thought I’d share it.  Of course, I’m open to feedback if there is anything in the processing and/or protocol logic that could be updated. The training exercise...

Using EMDR with Addictions – A.J. Popky – May 13, 14, 2016

AJ Popky Dallas Event on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, 2016  “Using EMDR with Addictions – The  DeTUR Protocol Workshop“ A.J. Popky developed the DeTUR protocol, which is an EMDR protocol used to manage urges and addictions. He is scheduled to be in Plano,...

The Art of EMDR – Follow up

This is the morning of the 4th day in The Art of EMDR Workshop, and we’ll finish up today. I believe this workshop – the learning and information I am getting from it – is, or will be, an essential part of my development as an EMDR therapist. There has been very...

The Nervous System, Brain and EMDR

Ok, I agree that this picture of the brain and nervous system is a little freaky but really, at the lowest level, that is what’s driving the human experience.  And, that’s what we’re working with when we use EMDR Therapy. In the evening after the 2nd day o...

Types of Client Issues that EMDR Benefits

Eleven part interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy. DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

How EMDR Works

  Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

What Happens in EMDR Therapy

Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

Is EMDR Like Hypnosis?

Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

Various Treatment Issues Such as Car Wrecks, Wars…

  Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.