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Attachment-Focused EMDR for an Eating Disorder

In this session, Laurel Parnell shows how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR with a client who has an eating disorder. Laurel Parnell is a certified EMDR therapist who is dedicated to motivating clients and clinicians in gaining understanding, balance and healing. You will walk away inspired to follow through with the concepts in your personal and professional lives.

In this video, Laurel demonstrates Attachment-Focused EMDR with a woman with a life-long problem with binge eating. In the beginning of the session the client described her difficulty with binge eating and provided a history of the problem. By the end of the session, she felt the initial scene clear, and then a positive cognition was installed.

You will learn the EMDR techniques Laurel Parnell uses in order to find the target and help the client to feel grounded and at peace.


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Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.
1 Hour 34 Minutes
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Jan 01, 2015
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Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Trainer

Private Practice

Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading experts on EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops. Dr. Parnell is the author of A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children, Transforming Trauma: EMDR, and Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation as well as articles and a chapter in the EMDR Casebook. Dr. Parnell is at work on her newest book: Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, which will be published by WW Norton in 2013. Dr. Parnell has served on the faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University.

An EMDR pioneer and innovator, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991 bringing a client-centered attachment-focused approach to the work. A frequent presenter at conferences, she has been interviewed for television, radio and print. She maintains a private practice in San Rafael, California.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Laurel Parnell is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Laurel Parnell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Demonstrate how to use EMDR in the therapeutic session for a dysfunctional behavior
  2. Identify how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR™ to repair a client’s unmet developmental needs.


  • Introduction of Laurel Parnell and EMDR
  • Introduction of session
  • Presenting the Problem
  • Exploring the History of the Presenting Problem
  • Installments
    • Peaceful Place
    • Nurturing Figure
    • Protector Figure
    • Wise Figure
    • Team of Inner Helpers
  • Looking for an Example of Bingeing from which to Bridge
  • Using the Bridging Technique to Find a Target
  • Bridging from Urge to Binge
  • Orienting Time and Place
  • Developing a Target
  • Checking the Target
  • Checking in with the Baby
  • Following a Somatic Channel
  • Returning to Target
  • Imagination Interweaves
    • Meet the Baby’s Needs
    • Moving Forward in Time
    • Exploring what the 9 year-old child needs
    • Meet 9 year-old’s needs
  • Checking for a Positive Cognition
  • Installing the PC
    • “I am Loved” with the “Movie”
  • Imagination Interweave
  • Checking with the Baby
  • Positive Cognition
    • “I can trust”
  • Installing the PC with the Baby Scene
  • Checking the Trigger to Binge Scene
  • Processing the Remaining Charge from the Trigger Scene
  • Doing a Reality Check
    • EMDR Can’t Change What is True
  • More Reality Checking
    • Is this something that needs to be addressed in her life now, or is this coming from the past?
  • Checking the New Scenario
    • New Future Scenario of Making Better Healthy Choices
    • Identifying an Area for Future Work
    • Imagining the Future Scenario with New Behavior
  • Checking the Work
    • Debriefing the session and identifying possible future work
  • Session Summary

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 39


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Marianne K - KNOX, Indiana

"This seminar will help me immediately with a current client."

Eleanor H - LONGFIELD, Kent

"Very engaging way to learn."


"real life demonstration is great."

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