Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy (Google eBook)

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Rodale, Feb 28, 2012 - Self-Help - 352 pages
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A totally accessible user's guide from the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide.


Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to achieve real change.


Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers.

An easy conversational style, humor and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science, why we get stuck in various ways and what to do about it. Don't let yourself be run by unconscious and automatic reactions. Read the reviews below from award winners, researchers, academics and best selling authors to learn how to take control of your life.

  

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Review: Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

User Review  - Yamileth Butcher - Goodreads

this book was very helpful for me since I am now in therapy processing a lot of my trauma I have been through in my past. Read full review

Review: Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

User Review  - Hester Thorpe - Goodreads

I read this book for work, about a month after getting trained in how to use EMDR (the psychotherapy technique this book focuses on). This had been on our suggested reading list before the training ... Read full review

Contents

Running on Automatic
1
Mind Brain and What Matters
19
Is It the Climate or the Weather?
44
Whats Running Your Show?
70
The Hidden Landscape
95
I Would IfI Could But I Cant
120
The Brain Body and Mind Connection
151
What Do You Want from Me?
181
A Part ofthe Whole
215
From Stressed to Better Than Well
247
Bringing It Home
275
acknowledgments
303
appendix BChoosing a Clinician eMDr therapy
310
appendix DSelected references
321
Index
339
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About the author (2012)

DR. FRANCINE SHAPIRO is the originator and developer of EMDR therapy. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Director of the EMDR Institute, and founder of the non-profit EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, which provides pro bono training and treatment to underserved populations worldwide. She is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for Psychotherapy of the City of Vienna, the American Psychological Association Trauma Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology, and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award, from the California Psychological Association. As a result of her work, over 70,000 clinicians have treated millions of people during the past 20 years. She is an invited speaker at psychology conferences and universities worldwide, and has authored numerous articles, chapters, and books about EMDR therapy, including the primary text Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures. 

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