Therapy Tuesday: EMDR – Phases of treatment

EMDR therapy has 8 phases. Generally speaking, things can be resolved in as few as 6 sessions. Deeper work can be completed with more, of course. (I went to the deeper work after I realized how effective it was.) The phases of EMDR are: history taking client preparation assessment desensitization installation body scan closure examining… Read More Therapy Tuesday: EMDR – Phases of treatment

Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 4 – Perception

The previous posts lead to this one, the same way that a Gestalt therapist helps a client take the pieces and build the picture. Proximity: Are you in an area where something traumatic happened? Similarity: Is it the same time of day? Are the same people present? Continuity: Are things beginning the same as they… Read More Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 4 – Perception

Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 4 – Continuity

When you listen to a song, you don’t listen to a single note. You may be able to separate the sounds of a particular instrument, but even then, you listen to the score played by that device. Instead of separating each note into a separate memory, our minds link the items into a sequence and we hear a song.… Read More Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 4 – Continuity

Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 3 – Similarity

Since it has been a while, here are the previous posts about Gestalt Therapy. Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 1 Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 2 – Proximity Similarity is the second principle of perception you’ll find yourself using if you work with a Gestalt therapist. When I last posted about Gestalt Therapy,… Read More Therapy Tuesday: Gestalt Therapy – Part 3 – Similarity