Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy has been a buzz word in the therapeutic community the past few years. EMDR Therapy is an evidence-based treatment primarily for PTSD but has been applied successfully to various other clinical issues. As therapists, we always look for the next training to acquire, to make sure we can help our clients improve and reach their goals. EMDR changed my career completely because I learned I can help people actually heal from trauma rather than just learning to cope with it. Many clients who come to get help for anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger issues and more do not even know it stems from trauma they experienced. We know that trauma is categorized as more than catastrophic events. Research shows that repeated exposure to Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) can actually be more detrimental to the human mind than a single event trauma for many people. If you want to hear more about how EMDR can help treat trauma and other conditions, in addition to trying some techniques for yourself from phase two of EMDR, than this workshop is for you!
Luna Medina Wolf
· Describe the 8 phases of EMDR
· Articulate the Adaptive Information model (AIP)
· Understand the "Three Pronged Approach" to trauma recovery
· Deploy Reducing Techniques: Breathing, Tapping, Polyvagal Exercises and more
Luna L. Medina-Wolf, LMHC, NCC, MCAP, QS
Luna Medina-Wolf is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Master Certified Addiction Professional. Luna is an approved consultant for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a Facilitator in Training with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistant Program and a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida. Luna is the owner of a Group Private Practice, Helping Moon Counseling, P.A. in Boca Raton, FL, which employs approximately 20 mental health professionals and student interns. Further, Luna is multilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.
Luna has a robust background in working with individuals who have a history of trauma, as well as those who struggle with substance use or addiction issues. The compassion, dedication and knowledge she possesses make her an empathic and skilled therapist who connects quickly with her clients. Luna works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing varying obstacles that can cause high levels of emotional pain and anxiety. Luna believes in providing clients with a holistic approach to improving their lives. She empowers her clients to improve their lifestyle, approaching it from a mind, body, and spirit relationship due to her understanding of the synergistic connection between these three components on overall well-being. Luna sincerely believes in the success and long-term efficacy of EMDR, and the importance of dissociation work as intertwined with EMDR phase work.
vLuna is an extremely passionate, educated mental health professional who has the ability to counsel, instruct and guide others while emphasizing the importance of self-efficacy. She continues to participate in professional development of her own because she is respectful of the ever-changing societal aspects that can affect mental health. Luna believes that positive change is always possible, even for those who have faced the most difficult circumstances in life. Her life work is to empower those around her and to embolden people to be the best version of themselves.