Is EMDR like REM?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The client follows the therapist’s hand moving back and forth horizontally across the client’s field of vision while thinking of a traumatic incident in their life. The thought is to get physical and mental processes moving so the trauma becomesContinue reading “Is EMDR like REM?”

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Torrent of Anger

Dream 253: Changing the Torrent of Anger A 34-year-old man dreamt of a tornado over the ocean creating a funnel of water. He was viewing the scene through his omniscient observer-ego. Suddenly two helicopters appeared. One was well above the top of the funnel while the other helicopter was well below the top of theContinue reading “Torrent of Anger”

Image Rehearsal Therapy for Nightmares

Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) helps people to change nightmares into less disturbing dreams. The process involves having the person first write the nightmare down in detail. Then they think of changing the dream to a pleasant image. Immediately before going to sleep, they visualize the pleasant scene. Dreams most often use current day residue, eventsContinue reading “Image Rehearsal Therapy for Nightmares”

Trust, Soul and Death

Dream 226: Distrust and Death in Afghanistan A 36-year-old woman dreamt that she was riding through a Midwest prairie in a car and it was a vast land of rolling hills. She then saw herself getting out of the car and giving water to a large group of Boy Scouts. Much to her horror, theContinue reading “Trust, Soul and Death”

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