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EMDR Trained vs EMDR Certified

EMDR Trained vs EMDR Certified Growing Your Therapeutic Skills Curious what the difference between EMDR Trained vs. Certified is? Looking for more information on EMDR training? Imagine diving into the human mind’s most intricate layers to heal traumas from within. That’s where Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy comes

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Understanding the 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy

Understanding the 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy Have you ever wondered how the mind heals from psychological trauma? EMDR therapy offers an alternative route for those seeking to overcome past pain. Developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has gained worldwide recognition for

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Is EMDR Certification Worth It? Exploring the Value

Is EMDR Certification Worth It? Exploring the Value Ever wondered what it would take to upgrade your therapeutic toolkit to the next level? Ever ask yourself ‘is EMDR Certification worth it’? EMDR therapy, a buzzword in the world of psychology, has gained a reputation as a game-changer for trauma treatment.

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EMDR Explanation For Clients

EMDR Explanation For Clients EMDR Explanation For Clients: Introduction Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective and evidence-based therapy primarily used to treat trauma and other related conditions. As an EMDR therapist, you often need to explain the intricacies of this therapy to your clients in a clear

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Meet your vagus nerve

The Power of the Vagus Nerve

In today’s fast-paced world, understanding and managing our body’s response to stress and environmental stimuli is crucial for maintaining mental and physical health.

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Expanding Horizons: Kase & CO's New Clinical Trauma-Informed Training Courses

Kase & CO’s New Trauma-Informed Courses

Understanding and treatment of trauma are more critical than ever, Kase & CO Training and Consulting stands at the forefront of a significant shift in mental health education. Founded on the principles of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training, Kase & CO has carved a niche as a premier provider of advanced clinical courses for trauma therapists. However, recognizing the pervasive impact of trauma across all segments of society, we are proud to announce our evolutionary leap forward: expanding our curriculum to offer comprehensive trauma-informed training courses accessible not just to professionals in the psychotherapy space but to the general public as well.

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Integrating Polyvagal Theory (PVT) and EMDR: A Guide to Healing

Integrating Polyvagal Theory (PVT) and EMDR

The intersection of Polyvagal Theory and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) presents a fascinating and powerful approach to therapy, yet the practical integration of these two cutting-edge models has remained an uncharted territory, until now. As a seasoned EMDR therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who delved into Polyvagal Theory in 2018, I have personally witnessed the transformative synergy between these approaches. This is exactly what led me to build a bridge for my fellow EMDR therapy practitioners, yearning for a more robust and compassionate approach for applying the 8 phases of EMDR and bilateral stimulation. I felt called to write Polyvagal Informed EMDR: A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing, (Published in 2023, Rebecca Kase) to offer a bridge between these two practical models and to better use the knowledge of neurobiology as a guide in the trauma recovery and healing journey.

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What is trauma?

What Is Trauma?

Through a blend of neuroscience, psychology, spirituality, and heartfelt personal narratives, Rebecca opens a window into the nuanced world of trauma. This exploration is not just academic; it’s a beacon of hope and understanding for anyone touched by trauma’s far-reaching shadows. As we unfold the layers of trauma’s definition, impact, and the pathways to resilience, this blog post aims to mirror the episode’s comprehensive approach, providing readers with a holistic view of trauma informed by science, empathy, and real-life experiences.

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Addressing Common Myths About EMDR

Addressing Common Myths About EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) stands as a transformative approach to healing trauma. Yet, despite its proven effectiveness, EMDR therapy often finds itself shrouded in myths and misconceptions that can hinder a true understanding of its potential.

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Beyond PTSD: EMDR’s Role in Treating Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is a term used to describe prolonged, repeated exposure to traumatic events, often beginning in childhood and affecting an individual’s overall development. Unlike a single traumatic incident, complex trauma encompasses a range of experiences such as abuse, neglect, and community violence, which can have lasting effects on a person’s emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being.

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The Science Behind EMDR: Understanding the Neurobiology of Healing

The Science Behind EMDR

In the realm of psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) stands out as a powerful and widely embraced approach to trauma treatment. Behind its success lies a fascinating interplay between the therapeutic process and the intricate workings of the human brain

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What is EMDR & Benefits of Doing EMDR

What is EMDR & Benefits of Doing EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that has gained popularity in recent years for its effectiveness in treating trauma and other mental health issues. EMDR utilizes a combination of bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, and cognitive processing to help individuals process and heal from distressing memories and experiences.

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EMDR and Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Exploring the Intersection of: EMDR and Somatic Experiencing Has the journey of healing ever seemed like an uncharted territory, a blend of science and the intangible aspects of human experience? In the realm of psychological therapies, two powerful modalities, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, have emerged as beacons for those traversing

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Polyvagal Theory… and why it’s so amazing!

Why Polyvagal Theory Is as Amazing as It Seems Why Polyvagal Theory? What’s so amazing about it? How does it help my EMDR practice? Here’s the simplest way I can answer this. PVT offers insights into the functioning of the autonomic nervous system and helps to describe why we feel,

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Do EMDR Training

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do EMDR Training May 21st, 2021 EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, was discovered by psychologist Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. This evidence-based therapeutic orientation focuses on the storage of memory as it may contribute to wellness or dis-ease. EMDR facilitates the reprocessing

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The Beginner’s Mind: Letting Go of Therapy Ego

The Beginner’s Mind: Letting Go of Therapy Ego The beginner’s mind is Buddhist concept, which refers to practicing with a sense of openness, humility, and a sense of newness. That is, rather than approaching life or experiences as an expert, can you cultivate a beginner’s mind by dropping preconceived notions

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