Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP) and Multi-Tiered Trans-Generational Genogram (MTTG)

Healthiness can be defined as a state of physical, social, mental and emotional well-being. True wellness requires attention to health at all levels; when one part of the system breaks down, it affects each of the others. Modern therapists have developed new ways to address this connection between physical and mental health.

The effect of the mental state on the physical body has been clearly established. Therapies have been developed to better help clients work through issues while addressing the historical and traumatic events that have invaded and eroded the personʼs sense of well-being.

Among the modern mental health therapies that have evolved over the past twenty years, two have shown themselves to be maximally effective in helping patients recover to deeper levels of wellbeing.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of treatment for trauma that has been shown to successfully improve the mental states of both seriously and moderately traumatized individuals. Evolving more recently is the method of BrainSpotting (BSP), which attends to the "felt sense" of a presenting issue; it "penetrates into the cellular level to release trauma memory" by removing both the neuro-physiological and emotional sources of the discomfort from within, producing a deeper sense of wellbeing. Both of these therapies involve a relatively short - albeit very intense - treatment period, but yield exciting long-term results.

For more information on EMDR and BSP, read Dr. T's article DETOXIFICATION OF MIND AND SPIRIT - EMDR Combined With Highly Effective Brainspotting

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Maximizing the positive effects of these and other methods of treatment requires an in-depth understanding of the significance and impact of various historical and cultural elements (including the legacy inherited from previous generations) that are fundamental to the current behavioral patterns and illnesses presented by the client. Exploring the history and trans-generational patterning that determine how and why the client exhibits certain reactions to certain traumas or stressors throughMulti-Tiered Trans-Generational Genogram (MTTG) can resolve the clientʼs emotional challenges more completely and more rapidly.

For more information on MTTG, read Dr. T's article MULTI-TIERED TRANS-GENERATIONAL GENOGRAM (MTTG) – An Exciting New Approach to Resolving Deep, Elusive, and Resistant Physio-Emotional Challenges


Unique Therapy Helps Traumatized New Yorkers Heal by Morris Cohen:  Dr. Tel-Oren's response:  "This is a good EMDR article, but WHY DID this therapist/author WAIT MANY MONTHS before trying his "most powerful tool" (EMDR)??  Sounds like he is unethical, since EMDR is NOT like a surgery that is used as a last resort, after all conservative measures fail.  EMDR is just as conservative as psychotherapy and proven effective, so it should be among the FIRST tools to try, especially among EMDR-trained practitioners.  What was his motive for NOT using EMDR for MANY MONTHS OF FAILING TREATMENT, when he COULD HAVE used EMDR after a few weeks to see if it would succeed? Something isn't right here, and I hope others see it.  Quoting him: "Using a traditional psychotherapeutic approach, I began to see him weekly for counseling, helping him express his feelings around his mother’s death, and his relocation to New York from the West Indies.  After many months, however, he was still reporting “seeing” his late mother during class. That's when I decided to use my most powerful tool in my therapist tool box, Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or E.M.D.R."

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