“Spread the Word” Newsletter Launch

It has been my passionate mission (many EMDR therapists could make the same claim) to help Spread the Word about EMDR.  I did an informal survey at the 2007 EMDRIA Conference in Dallas and found that EMDR Therapists estimated that the public knowledge level about EMDR in their home communities ranged from 5 to 15%.  But when I asked how many knew about the prestigious organizations that accept EMDR for the treatment of PTSD, the results were positively dismal:  1% across the board.

This depressing news has goaded me to make more and more efforts to increase the statistics to match EMDR’s success level:  80-90%.  Actually I am aiming for 80% because it seems attainable.  The past year I worked hard to boost my marketing knowledge. Why? I am convinced we need new techniques to accomplish this worthy goal.  This year that knowledge is coming to fruition in this newsletter.

It is culled from the blogs posted at:


Please check it out as blogs are collecting there.  EMDR clients share their stories in a confidential way.  I think their sincerity is powerful, and will inspire others to forward the stories, helping to spread the word.

I invite you tol help in this process.  Please check out the blog, and if you wish, encourage your enthusiastic EMDR client to share his story with others who could get inspired to take action…to get EMDR for themselves.

Dana Terrell, LCSW
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant
Brainspotting Consultant

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About EMDR

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR. EMDR is an accepted psychotherapy by leading mental health organizations throughout the world for the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. This website provides information to the greater EMDR community including clinicians, researchers, and the public that our members serve.

7 thoughts on ““Spread the Word” Newsletter Launch

  1. I am very happy that callers have heard of EMDR 50% of the time. My point was a little different. Regarding the public as a whole, I asked what percentage had even heard of EMDR. Just thought a clarification may be needed here.

  2. if nyc approves something with this it is important for us to learn how EMDR therapies work there to provide the best possible lighting for inclusion under 2003 law with the state department that Bush signed with relation to Punta Cana.

  3. EMDR is the key to a revolutionary paradigm shift that is essential to increase both the efficacy and effectiveness of the way in which our mental health profession diagnosises and treats indivuduals seeking and/or mandated for help.

  4. Dear Heidi,

    Yes, to me the paradigm shift relates to the importance of trauma or stresses underlying and triggering many conditions. A neurosciences researcher contacted me about how this impacts depression. Here is a link to the post I created about this at “Spread the Word — EMDR Transforms Trauma”

    http://mytraumatherapy.com/blog/?cat=68 You will need to scroll down to the second post, because a new testimonial has come in about how EMDR helped a man with depression, childhood trauma, and anxiety.

    Another key paradigm shift is how EMDR helps the brain shift into a more adaptive state. This is huge, and a key reason why people go on improving after they have completed their comprehensive EMDR therapy.

    Thank you for your contribution!

    Dana Terrell, LCSW

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