Is EMDR a Power Therapy

Rosen et al. (1998) describe EMDR as a 'power therapy' (Figley, 1997), and group it together with therapies such as thought field therapy (Callahan, 1995), trauma incident reduction (Gerbode, 1989), and emotional freedom techniques (Craig, 1997). Rosen et al. say: 'These Power Therapies appeal to popular healthcare models with an emphasis on tapping energy points.' Poole, De Jongh & Spector (1999), however, respond that the theoretical foundations of these procedures linked together have no common ground whatsoever. Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing incorporates well-established therapeutic principles of exposure, cognitive restructuring and self-control procedures, and should be viewed as part of an overall treatment process, rather than a 'one-off' treatment method. They also point out that none of the other procedures mentioned had been evaluated by any properly controlled randomised studies, whereas EMDR had been evaluated by several.

Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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