EMDR Reprocessing Checklist for Complex PTSD
When you’re working with people with histories of complex trauma, it can be daunting to begin reprocessing their troubling memories. EMDR is so powerful and has so much promise to resolve the uncomfortable symptoms, and trauma is a like a pressure cooker in the nervous system, with the capacity to overwhelm the client. How do you know when it’s safe and wise to begin to address trauma with a client with complex trauma?
Catherine has put together this FREE checklist to help therapists organise this process. It helps you check your formulation, think through risks, and work towards safe, effective and efficient trauma reprocessing.
Embody - FREE Audio Course
No matter how sophisticated you are, you are an animal- you live in your body. You are not a set of beliefs, ideas or intentions separate from the flesh and blood of your body, nor are you a rock that has no needs. Being able to engage with your biological presence and get a reading of your body's various systems and how they're functioning is a key aspect of your wellbeing. You need to know if you're tired, sore, hungry or thirsty in order to take action to protect your body and function optimally.
Many people struggle to be in touch with their bodies, for various reasons. It may be that your body has been through a lot and you'd rather not remember that. Maybe there is pain in your body, and you've escaped it by ignoring it or distracting yourself. Perhaps you're so busy with your life or your work that you hardly have time to think about what your body needs. Maybe it just never occurred to you to think about your body's needs.
Whatever your reasons for being out of touch with your body, if you're someone who struggles to get in touch with your body, even during a guided body scan meditation, then this course is for you.
The Embody course is gentle and progressive, with brief, manageable exercises that you can practice and master before you take on a bigger challenge. You can choose where to start and you can work up to exercises that you know will be harder for you by choosing ones that are less confronting initially. Feel free to modify anything you need to, for instance, if you find standing difficult, you can do something similar from a seated or lying down position, you may need to make substitutions for body parts.
These tracks are all on the App Insight Timer, under my profile, and you'll recognise them as part of this course because they are all called Embody and they all have statues in the tiles. I hope you get some embodied enjoyment from this course!