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EMDR for Panic and Anxiety in an Overwhelmed Single Mother

In this session, the client, a single mother of four children presents with a terror that her children will contract a “tummy bug”. She said she had intense fear, anxiety, and panic that could be triggered by anything that she believed might produce a stomach ailment in her children. She believed that her intense fear was an exaggerated response and wanted to be less anxious and reactive.

This case was complicated, multifaceted and had multiple contributors linked to her stress and anxiety that she was able to successfully process with EMDR in this session. By the end of the session she felt relief, and a significant diminishment of her anxiety with regard to her children. She realized that there was a “normal” level of stress inherent in raising children on her own, with which she was more comfortable.


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Laurel Parnell
1 Hour 17 Minutes
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01 Jan, 2015
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Laurel Parnell's Profile

Laurel Parnell Related seminars and products: 12

Ph.D., 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.

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  1. Summarize the importance of processing multiple channels from one target as it relates to case conceptualization.


  • Create and install resources and metaphors for safety and peace
  • Establish a signal for stop and keep going
  • Target development
  • Refine the picture or scene
  • Integrate bilateral stimulation
  • Check the target
  • Explore the processing block
  • Design and install imagination and resource interweaves
  • Revisit the picture or scene
  • Check the SUDS
  • Install a positive cognition (PC)
  • Check the trigger scene
  • Process the trigger scene with new feelings
  • Check triggers

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Other Mental Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 284


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"This was a marvelous demonstration about how effective EMDR can be"


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