009: Merrill Powers, LCSW on the Healing of Childhood and Adult Trauma Through the Adaptive Information Processing Model of EMDR
Merrill Powers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved EMDR Consultant, shares her journey of how childhood attachment wounds made launching into adulthood very difficult and how low self esteem, anxiety, and difficulty in making decisions affected her relationship choices which led to further abuse and trauma in an adult love relationship. Merrill gives an excellent understanding of how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is bringing phenomenal change to the lives of her clients. Merrill also discusses with David the difference between big “T” traumas and small “t” traumas.
One of my favorite things that Merrill said during the interview was: “Because of being in healing relationships with my clients, it has healed me as well.”
The books that Merrill and David discussed on the show:
Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro, PhD
You can also get Getting Past Your Past for free as an audiobook @ FreeShrinkBook.com
Peace in the Heart and Home: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Creating a Better Life for You and Your Loved Ones by Charlette Mikulka
Check out this video of the creator of EMDR, Francine Shapiro, talking about how and why EMDR works.