EMDR for Self-Healing: The Comprehensive Course
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EMDR for Self-Healing: The Comprehensive Course

**The Only Dedicated & Complete Course on EMDR for Self-Healing on the Platform!** - Learn how to use EMDR to heal
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Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Self-EMDR: Eye-Movement-Desensitization-and-Reprocessing for self-healing and recovery from trauma using
Requirements
  • Students must be able to tolerate positive affect (be able to connect with positive emotions). See video explanations.
Description

Eye-Movement-Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapeutic technique with over 100 medical scientific studies investigating its use in the treatment of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other conditions such as depression, anxiety, and obsession with their origin in psychological trauma. The Self-EMDR Training Intensive is a complete guide to self-healing based on the EMDR technique. The original 8-Phase EMDR technique is explained to students to allow students to gain a complete understanding of the technique and the adapted self-emdr protocol is taught over 19 lectures. To help students troubleshoot and master the technique 58 videos on the most frequently asked questions section are also provided as part of the course.

Who this course is for:
  • People with psychological trauma, anxiety, stuck grief, low-self esteem, self-sabotaging /thoughts or behaviours, victim feelings, anger triggers or who feel stuck in life
Course content
Expand all 80 lectures 03:21:33
+ Introduction
6 lectures 24:08

This introduction contains really important need-to-know information to ensure your success in this course, so you can walk away being able to use and implement the self-emdr technique successfully.

The introduction video covers:

- My education and qualifications as your instructor

- Why I created this course

- What you can expect to learn in this course

- Vital tips for success and how to view and use this course most effectively 

- What to do if you have questions or need further help or support

Please view this video before going any further into the course material.

Preview 04:20

Important! Please watch this video to learn who this course is suitable for.

The video discusses the importance of being able to tolerate positive affect and to use self-stabilization techniques with examples.

The information provided is meant to help guide your decision regarding your suitability for the course, however, ultimately only you can decide if applying the techniques you learn in this course is appropriate for you.

Please consult your personal therapist if you have doubt, as we cannot help you make this decision beyond watching this guide.

Preview 03:46

This video introduces and explains the important concept of dissociation and clinically significant dissociation. Please review this video thoroughly and ask your mental health professional for guidance if you have questions beyond the FAQ. 

Preview 01:44

This video describes the course outline and what you can expect to learn in this course in detail. It also discusses what to do if you need additional help.

Preview 03:03

Watch this brief video about setting your intentions for the course and download and print the available handout.

Setting Intentions
01:05

Press play on this learning and healing meditation and sit back, relax and close your eyes to help maximize your learning and healing benefits from this course.

Learning and Healing Meditation
10:10
+ EMDR 101 Basics
5 lectures 12:43

The following describes the origin and history of EMDR therapy.

EMDR History
01:48

The video describes the uses of EMDR therapy.

EMDR Uses
00:49

This video discusses:

- psychological trauma as a brain injury, and how it causes brain looping in the emotional centres

- the difference between "small T traumas" and "big T traumas"

Please also click on, watch and listen to the additional resources that are discussed. (Links provided).

Psychological Trauma as a Brain Injury
03:08

The following describes how EMDR works in the brain to alleviate symptoms and treat conditions caused by psychological trauma.

How EMDR works in the Brain
04:21

This video briefly describes scientific research on EMDR's efficacy and the permanency of the treatment gains. 

EMDR Research
02:37
+ Working with a Therapist versus Self-EMDR
1 lecture 01:52

This video discusses working with a therapist versus doing Self-EMDR.

Working with a Therapist versus Self-EMDR
01:52
+ EMDR 8-Phase Protocol
4 lectures 31:20

This video explains the 8-Phases of EMDR that therapists use and includes a special exercise on body awareness.

Please download and print the following 2 handouts:

- 8-Phase Protocol Summary Sheet

- Negative and Positive Cognitions Sheet

EMDR 8-Phase Protocol
15:32

This video explains how to set up your own container and safe/calm place that you will use when performing your self-emdr so it's vital you take the time now to complete this exercise. This is also an important stabilization technique used in EMDR and is absolutely necessary for your self-practice.

Please download and print and the container and safe/calm place handout provided to help you.

Container and Safe-Calm Place Exercise
03:47
Container and Safe-Calm Place Sample Explained
00:23

The following is a sample of a generic container and safe/calm place you can use if you are having trouble making your own or until you become more comfortable guiding yourself in the process. Feel free to use this sample to close your own self-emdr sessions if you find it helpful instead of using your own.  However, you are highly encouraged to make your own and use it when you can, as this is an important self-soothing skill you can take with you anywhere, anytime. 

Container and Safe-Calm Place Sample
11:38
+ Adapted Self-EMDR Protocol
4 lectures 36:04

This video discusses the very important concept of working within your window of tolerance, what that is, and what do to if you feel you are outside that window.

Window of Tolerance
03:41

This video explains how to do the adapted self-emdr protocol and the difference between the adapted self-emdr protocol and the 8-Phase protocol therapists use.

Make sure you've already set up your container and safe/calm place before viewing this video and view all the FAQ videos before moving to the next video, the practice video.

Introduction the Adapted Self-EMDR Protocol
13:32
Self-EMDR Practice Guide Explained
00:35

This video is meant to guide you through the practice of setting up and running through your own self-emdr session. Use this guide as many times as you need to begin working with the technique until you feel comfortable working on your own without the guide.

Important: Before you begin, make sure you:

- Have reviewed ALL the FAQ videos

- Have at least 1-hour of uninterrupted time in a safe and private place

- Have your handout sheets printed and handy (Container and Safe/Calm Place, Target Memory Setting up a Protocol, Negative and Positive Cognitions)

- Have already set up and practised your Container and Safe/Calm place exercise in advance and or have the generic sample Container and Safe/Calm place recording available and handy

- Paper/notebook and pen if you wish to write rather than verbalize between sets

- A box of tissues

Self-EMDR Practice Guide
18:16
+ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
59 lectures 01:31:41

FAQ explained.

FAQ - Explained
00:09

Is this therapy?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - Is this therapy?
01:14

What is the optimal time and place to do the technique?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - What is the optimal time and place to do the technique?
00:51

How much time do I need for Self-EMDR and can I do it at work?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - How much time do I need for Self-EMDR and can I do it at work?
02:18

FAQ - What responses to expect in and between sessions?


This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.


FAQ - What responses to expect in and between sessions?
01:18

How do I know if I'm stable enough to use the technique and can tolerate positive affect and how long should I spend?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - How do I know if I'm stable enough to use the technique and can tolerat...
01:30

Are tapping and eye movements equally effective and does the tapping have to be done by me, or using buzzers, or my therapist?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Are tapping and eye movements equally effective and does the tappi...
00:22

What's the optimal speed for tapping?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What's the optimal speed for tapping?
01:32

How long should each eye movement or tapping set be?


This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - How long should each eye movement or tapping set be?
00:23

How can I do eye movements myself and how wide should the angle be?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - How can I do eye movements myself and how wide should the angle be?
01:03

What do I do if the closing exercise is not working?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - What to I do if the closing exercise is not working?
01:27

What if I can't get the negative cognition "I" statement?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - What if I can't get the negative cognition "I" statement?
02:09

What can I do if I don't remember the sounds, taste, smell, image of a memory?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - What can I do if I don't remember the sounds, taste, smell, image of a...
01:14

Should I be worried about being interrupted while doing Self-EMDR, does it put me a vulnerable psychological state where I could be re-traumatized?


This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Should I be worried about being interupted while doing Self-EMDR, does ...
00:54

How to deal with dissociation?


This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - How to deal with dissociation?
03:24

What if I can't get a high SUD?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - What if I can't get a high SUD?
00:43

If I notice I'm dissociating, how can I deal with it or should I just not go there?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If I notice I'm dissociating, how can I deal with it or should I just no..
02:02

When I went back to the target memory I felt like I couldn't get as upset or into it as before but I had a lot of body sensations, is that ok?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When I went back to the target memory I felt like I couldn't get as ups...
01:10

What if the same memories keep coming up during processing that I felt were already processed before in previous sessions?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.


FAQ - What if the same memories keep coming up during processing that I f...
00:17

During processing I feel my emotions in different parts of my body moving, is that normal?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - During processing I feel my emotions in different parts of my body movi...
01:00

What if just body sensations are coming up for me when processing, is the goal to get visual images?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What if just body sensations are coming up for me when processing, is t...
01:52

I have trouble feeling my emotions in the body and recognizing them, especially because I have chronic pain, what can I do and is it important?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - I have trouble feeling my emotions in the body and recognizing them, es...
04:09

When practising how to recognize feeling emotions in the body should I focus on positive or negative emotions?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When practising how to recognize feeling emotions in the body should I ...
02:05

During processing what should come up for me?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - During processing what should come up for me?
02:26

What can I expect with processing?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What can I expect with processing?
01:06

How do I know if the processing is working?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - How do I know if the processing is working?
01:12

What if when I'm processing it makes me really sleepy and tired?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What if when I'm processing it makes me really sleepy an...
00:54

As I process I seem to manifest a lot of physical pain, do you know why?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - As I process I seem to manifest a lot of physical pain, do you know why?
00:52

If physical pain comes up during processing is that a sign I've gone too far?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If physical pain comes up during processing is that a sign I've gone to...
00:30

When do I know to stop processing because sometimes the more I go into it the more it's being amplified?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When do I know to stop processing because sometimes the more I go into...
02:14

When I'm processing do I need to stop periodically and write things down like you said or if I'm going through emotions do I just keep going?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When I'm processing do I need to stop periodically and write things do...
00:27

If nothing is coming up for me between sets should I ask myself questions or try to force it?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If nothing is coming up for me between sets should I ask myself questi...
01:15

I had a realization during processing and felt a younger part of myself come up, should I comfort that younger part or keep processing?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - I had a realization during processing and felt a younger part of myself...
00:46

When processing and memories and thoughts spontaneously pop up should I try to make sense of them and see how they are connected or what?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When processing and memories and thoughts spontaneously pop up should I...
01:07

Sometimes I feel like I'm doing this wrong and it makes me anxious, can tapping faster make me more anxious?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Sometimes I feel like I'm doing this wrong and it makes me anxious, can...
00:43

If I'm getting more anxious or tired during processing, can I stop?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If I'm getting more anxious or tired during processing, can I stop?
00:53

How do I know if I have the right target memory?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - How do I know if I have the right target memory?
01:29

FAQ - How long should I stay on the same target memory?

This FAQ response was recorded to address the most common questions asked by students.

FAQ - How long should I stay on the same target memory?
01:00

When processing do I keep going with whatever comes up or should I go back to the original memory periodically?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When processing do I keep going with whatever comes up or should I go b...
02:18

If anxiety comes up for me during processing, do I just go with it and continue to process or do I go back to the original memory?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If anxiety comes up for me during processing, do I just go with it and ...
00:34

If new memories come up for me during processing that seem unrelated should I continue to process and go back to the target memory?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.


FAQ - If new memories come up for me during processing that seem unrelated...
01:15

When processing do I continue with the same target memory and bring myself back to it when other things come up, or should I follow those other rabbit hole memories?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - When processing do I continue with the same target memory and bring mys...
01:14

If I go to a very scary memory and can't remember it, can I still process it?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If I go to a very scary memory and can't remember it, can I still proc...
01:35

Can I process a memory I don't remember?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Can I process a memory I don't remember?
02:23

What if I'm not sure if my SUD?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What if I'm not sure if my SUD?
01:57

What are SUDs and VOCs and what do they stand for?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What are SUDs and VOCs and what do they stand for?
02:09

Should we measure our SUD at the end of each session and what if its taking many sessions to go to zero?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Should we measure our SUD at the end of each session and what if its takin
02:39

FAQ - How do you use the technique to reverse negative beliefs?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - How do you use the technique to reverse negative beliefs?
01:49

Can you use Self-EMDR to process negative thoughts that come up during meditation?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.


FAQ - Can you use Self-EMDR to process negative thoughts that come up during ...
01:27

How are Positive Cognitions used and can they be used as affirmations?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - How are Positive Cognitions used and can they be used as affirmations?
03:02

If one of the main outcomes of doing EMDR is to reverse negative beliefs and to start believing positive beliefs about your yourself, like I'm worthy, why can't we just use another program to install those positive beliefs in our minds or would that be at odds with using the EMDR technique?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - If one of the main outcomes of doing EMDR is to reverse negative belief...
03:37

Can I use tapping or eye movements (Bilateral Brain Stimulation) if I'm upset to feel better?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Can I use tapping or eye movements (Bilateral Brain Stimulation) if I'm...
01:04

How specific should our goals be? Using an example to illustrate

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

How specific should our goals be? Using an example to illustr...
01:43

Can you decorate your container?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Can you decorate your container?
00:38

You taught us about doing a body scan in phase 6 of the protocol for therapists, and while it's for therapists, can I do it too? Why do therapists do the full protocol and not just the simplified one?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - You taught us about doing a body scan in phase 6 of the protocol for th...
05:45

I find I relate to a lot of the questions and feedback others have had in the FAQ, does everybody experience processing the same?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - I find I relate to a lot of the questions and feedback others have had ...
01:28

You talked about self-worth and safety being the two most important themes but then you touched upon guilt as being something separate, can you elaborate?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - You talked about self-worth and safety being the two most important th...
01:42

Is it ok if I get really emotional during processing?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - Is it ok if I get really emotional during processing?
00:53

What can I expect if I sign up for the practicum?

This FAQ was a real question that was asked at a previous live course/practicum. The response was recorded with the permission of all participants and is posted for your benefit.

FAQ - What can I expect if I sign up for the practicum?
02:29
+ Wrap-Up
1 lecture 03:44

This video contains the final wrap up for the course and what to do if you have further questions or need further support.

Final Wrap-Up
03:44