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EMDR : Healing At-Warp-Speed The BOOK of books for those who want to finally understand the mystery of EMDR. A book to vicariously experience the process of EMDR while reading.
By his art of writing, David Grand succeeds (in his German version congenially translated by Caecilie Kossmann) in focusing the reader 'at warp-speed' from the first pages and allows a gradual progression, via compassionate reports, to fathom the depths and dimensions of painful wounds. The reader is guided through the terror of unresolved trauma - while sensing his own responses to all this. An experience of a therapy-like process, that leaves the reader at the end of the book amazed, in an unusual way modified and relieved. The uniqueness of Grand's book can only result from many years of dedicated experience as a therapist with invariably respectful empathy toward the patients (readers) and the possibility of expressing himself subtly, being a novelist also. The distinctiveness of his writing stems from his ability to write with the rigor of a scientist and the imagination of a poet. That may reflect the tension between rationalism and intuition - conditio humana. His ability to promote a state of 'dual attunement' - while remaining committed to technical and scientific standards - encourages an intense, multilayered and successful exchange (with his patient, with his reader).
This is an important text to explain the techniques of EMDR on a rational level, further it is emotionally touching and a wonderful illustration of human understanding and caring assistance of the client in his grief - the clear demonstration of an individual and author who truly represents 'Humanistic Psychotherapy'. Only outdoes by Grand's next book (2013): 'Brainspotting The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change'. (Birgit Koenig, Brainspot Europe)
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