Updated: Jul 18
EMDR Preparation, Resources and Supports
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, distressed, tense or anxious?
EMDR therapy includes a component called resourcing. Resourcing skills and techniques are practical ways to deal with difficult things. The more you use resources, the more you will be able to tolerate stress, frustration, negative emotions or bodily sensations.
One such resource is called a light stream.
Dr. Michael Paterson; Lightstream Exercise on YouTube:
Insight Timer: Dr. Natalie Feiblatt offers an online audio/meditation : https://insighttimer.com/drnatalie/guided-meditations/light-stream-technique-emdr
Doctor Tara May; exercise on YouTube
A blog written by Ben Wolf, LICSW about light stream and it’s benefit in reducing anxiety: reducing-anxiety-the-light-stream-technique
For EMDR Providers: https://compassionworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Light-Stream.pdf