The EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD
Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories, and Take Back Your Life
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Proven-effective, fast-acting techniques to rewire your brain and heal from the effects of trauma.
Do you struggle with the ongoing effects of trauma? If you have experienced a traumatic event, or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may believe that you’re permanently damaged; that the anxiety, self-doubt, depression, and fear will never go away. The truth is that it’s possible to rewire your brain, so you can free yourself from the past, find healing, and live for the future. This workbook will show you how.
In The EMDR Workbook for Trauma, you’ll discover a complete program to help you get in touch with, understand, and heal from the beliefs, feelings, and bodily sensations connected to your trauma. You’ll learn to work through past or current trauma using emotion regulation and grounding techniques, and identify the specific triggers, limiting self-beliefs, and symptoms standing in between you and lasting peace of mind. You’ll also discover how to cultivate compassion for yourself when you’re feeling stuck. Finally, you’ll find tons of tips, tools, checklists, and worksheets to lead you step by step as you process, heal, and journey toward a life free from the effects of trauma.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is proven-effective, fast-acting treatment. Unlike other approaches for treating trauma, EMDR not only treats the symptoms, but helps you identify and resolve the underlying causes so you can safely process your traumatic memories. Using the EMDR techniques in this book—such as bilateral knee tapping and other variations of bilateral stimulation—you can actually train your brain to rewire itself and return to normal functioning, despite negative past experiences.
If you’re ready to address your trauma with confidence, this workbook will gently lead you on the path to healing.
“Megan Boardman’s revolutionary, effective work in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is brought to life in this extraordinary workbook. Pouring her unique years of experience in the field and her remarkable, hard-won insight into trauma and recovery, Boardman gifts readers with stories that decrease isolation as she spells out potent life skills to manage triggers, and delivers on her promise to take your life back! A profoundly powerful leap forward for victims of trauma.”
—Bridget Cook-Burch, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Witness Wore Red, cofounder of www.sheroesunited.org, and CEO of www.yourinspiredstory.com ~Bridget Cook-Burch
“Warm, friendly, and thorough. Using this workbook feels like having your own caring, personal mentor guiding you on your journey from victim to victor. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to make more out of their life. It is an excellent self-help guide, and so encouraging. How I wish it had been available to me and my clients before I retired.”
—Gail B. Anderson, MCoun, BIS, Brigham Young University, director of Direction Inc., counseling, training, and consulting, EMDR, NLP, self-hypnosis trainer ~Gail B. Anderson, MCoun
“The EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD is innovative, authentic, and relevant. Megan Boardman serves as a guide for you as you walk through your own journey in finding peace from your past and hope for your future. Megan’s voice is full of grit, determination, and fortitude as she introduces each chapter with the inspirational stories of her real-life heroes who have healed through the power of EMDR. This book has restored my faith in what resources are out there for survivors, and serves as a gift for those who may not be ready or able to tackle traditional therapy.”
—Alexis Amrein, mental health case manager, CBRS worker, and child advocate ~Alexis Amrein
“Megan Boardman is brilliant, and has spent years tailoring her psychotherapy treatment approach to better serve those suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has pioneered taking her passion for EMDR therapy, creativity, and gifts to deliver all within The EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD. Her approach is incredibly user-friendly, with a step-by-step guide to help make trauma treatment more accessible to those in need.”
—Stephanie Shirley, LCSW, owner and clinical director of Align Counseling, PLLC; and 400-hour certified yoga teacher ~Stephanie Shirley, LCSW
“Megan Boardman provides readers with a marvelously well-written, accessible, and highly experiential workbook that is sure to become a must-have resource for trauma survivors. It is the first workbook of its kind to demystify EMDR skills, bringing to readers critical skills for trauma recovery that have rarely been shared outside of the therapy room. Drawing upon her extensive experience as an EMDR expert, Boardman helps readers better understand, gently confront, and confidently recover from the effects of trauma.”
—Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA, clinical psychologist, developer of Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT), and author of four books on psychotherapy and neuroscience ~Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA