What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a trauma protocol that helps individuals who experience distress from sudden events causing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship conflict, substance use, and other health issues to build up resiliency, enforce helpful thinking, set priorities, problem-solve, engage in positive activities, and manage reactions.
In this info session for clergy, receive more information on EMDR, what it is, how it can help, who it is for, and what it can do! You'll be invited to an online Group EMDR Clergy Workshop taking place Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
HOW IS A GROUP EMDR WORKSHOP HELPFUL FOR CLERGY?
Allows you to support colleagues in a private setting – only positive experiences are shared; sharing of traumatic experiences is not necessary for successful reprocessing.
Clergy can learn grounding skills and stabilization of their emotions with like-minded colleagues with similar issues through guided instruction with an experienced and trained EMDR therapist.
Group EMDR is brief – it does not require deep analysis of one’s trauma or stressful events and can be a more efficient option to get unstuck, conquer congregational issues, move through every-day triggers, lessen anxiety, and process colleague or church stress.
Select a barrier, traumatic, or stressful event keeping you at a crossroad or on the hamster wheel of anxiety and reprocess to a peaceful state when presented with thoughts or experiences that remind you of the event.
Contact Diane Owen, Area Director of Clergy Well-being at 507-244-0311 or firstname.lastname@example.org