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My 5 Favorite Resourcing Techniques

5 Effective EMDR Resources

As an EMDR CIT, I say this alllll the time: ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด!!

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 andย founder ofย Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, and Carretta Consulting in Scarsdale, NY. ย She specializesย in clinical psychotherapy to treatย children, adolescentsandย adults withย anxiety, behavior and trauma difficulties.

She is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDR Approved Consultant, specializing in complex trauma and dissociation. Dana is also a business marketing coach for wellness practitioners who are looking to build and grow their private practice.


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