Pendulating Somatic and Emotional Awareness. Description: A client often feels overwhelmed by painful emotions and tends to intellectualize & over-verbalize as a defense. During re-evaluation at the beginning of session, he shares that a neighbor’s kittens have died because the neighbor refused to get them vaccinated. He was very attached to the kittens but is having trouble allowing himself to access his feelings about their death. Pendulating awareness is a way to develop affect tolerance and build the client’s capacity for dual awareness, which is necessary for successful reprocessing.
Anxiety & Phobia Protocol “Pizza Dough Recipe” Description: Bil Brislin talks us through the basics of working with anxieties and phobias using a standard but flexible EMDR protocol.