As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, I believe that providing our clients and fellow EMDR professionals with the resources available is key to promoting growth and healing. That's why we have created a section dedicated to recommended readings, videos, and information on EMDR therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-informed yoga, and Somatic Therapy. My hope is that these resources will help you better understand and engage with these topics.
Reading for clients
I believe that knowledge is power when it comes to healing. That's why I've put together a list of recommended readings for our clients, focused on trauma, yoga, learning about your nervous system, parts work, and trauma. These books are intended to help you on your journey towards healing and growth by providing valuable insights and tools to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you.
Befriending Your Nervous System
By Deb Dana, LCSW
by Day Schildkret
Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma
by Gail Parker PhD.
No Bad Parts
by Richard Schwartz
Holistic Trauma Resources
Calming with Kyle is a YouTube channel dedicated to providing high-quality somatic therapy exercises that focus on the vagus nerve. By regularly practicing these exercises, clients can experience a variety of benefits for their overall health and wellbeing including increased relaxation, decreased anxiety and depression symptoms, improved digestion and better management of chronic pain.
Vagus Nerve Yoga with Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a a YouTube channel dedicated to providing yoga therapy exercises that focus on the vagus nerve. Dr Schwartz is a world-renowned Somatic-EMDR Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Author and Polyvagal Expert
Finding accessible yoga and other mind-body approaches to promote healing can be an important step in the recovery process. That's why I recommend checking out the resource page from Trauma Resource Foundation. There you will find techniques that can help you regain control of your body and mind, promote relaxation, and reduce stress. These approaches can play a key role in helping you overcome trauma and achieve emotional well-being.
Another great resources from the Trauma Resource Foundation page. This page explores EFT tapping techniques and ways to clear trauma self practices. A dedicated tapping practice can be a great tool in adding to your well-being, and partnering with therapy sessions
Reading for EMDR Therapists
I believe that reading can be an extremely powerful tool for growth. That's why I am happy to recommend some thought-provoking books that I believe can help you on your journey in professional development as an EMDR Therapist