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My 5 Favorite Resourcing Techniques


5 Effective EMDR Resources

As an EMDR CIT, I say this alllll the time: 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 π˜€π—Έπ—Άπ—Ίπ—½ 𝗼𝗻 π˜π—΅π—² π—Ώπ—²π˜€π—Όπ˜‚π—Ώπ—°π—Άπ—»π—΄!!


Resourcing (Phase 2) is a huuuuuge part of the 8 phase EMDR Process. Skipping over it too quickly can lead to increase risk of abreactions, increased risk of dissociation during processing and ineffective treatment. Especially in cases of complex trauma.


Some of my favorite resourcing exercises I use as an EMDR Therapist to promote stabilization include:


1. Calm Place


2. Inner Advisor


3. The Light Stream


4. CIPOS (Constant Installation of Present Orientation to Safety from #EMDRToolbox by Jim Knipe)


5. Imaginal Nurturing (Aprile Steele's scripts that promote the ability to nurture and develop a secure self, especially in cases of developemental trauma.)


Want to know more about how to use these methods with clients? Schedule a EMDR Consultation today via my secure client portal.

About the Author

Dana Carretta-Stein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor andΒ founder ofΒ Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, and Carretta Consulting in Scarsdale, NY. Β She specializesΒ in clinical psychotherapy to treatΒ children, adolescentsandΒ adults withΒ anxiety, behavior and trauma difficulties.



She is a certified EMDR therapist, consultant in training, and Regional Coordinator of the Westchester EMDR Regional Network. Dana is also a business coach for wellness practitioners who are looking to build and grow their private practice.

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