Back to the Basics - Notice That EMDR Podcast

Embark on a transformative exploration of EMDR therapy with Notice That! Join us as we traverse the foundational landscapes of EMDR, guided by experienced practitioners Bridger, Melissa and Jen. In each episode, we demystify EMDR's core principles, unraveling the art of reprocessing traumatic memories, demystifying the EMDR process, and delving into techniques. Whether you're a mental health professional seeking to deepen your expertise or a curious mind eager to understand the science behind this powerful therapeutic approach, Notice That - Back to the Basics season is your gateway to mastering EMDR's essential elements. Subscribe now to elevate your understanding, enrich your practice, and pave the way for lasting healing.

Notice That an EMDR Podcast - Back to the Basics Season

Back To Basics – Season Introduction


Tune in and immerse yourself in the first episode of the fresh “Back to Basics” season on Notice That, featuring Melissa, Jen, and Bridger. This captivating episode offers insightful reflections on the initial section of chapter one from Francine Shapiro’s seminal work, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (3rd ed).” We extend a warm invitation for you to be a part of this enlightening journey. If possible, take a moment to explore Francine’s groundbreaking publication and unite with us here at Notice That.



Designed To Heal And Be Well: Adaptive Information Processing & EMDR

Tune in for a captivating discussion as Melissa and Jen delve deeper into the initial chapter of the third edition of Francine Shapiro’s seminal work, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.” Join us on this enlightening journey by obtaining a copy of the book and becoming an active participant in the ongoing conversation. Your engagement is highly encouraged and greatly valued as we explore the intricate layers of EMDR therapy together.

First Time Using EMDR

Join Jen and Bridger in an engaging discussion as they share introspective narratives from their early days as newly trained EMDR clinicians. Through vivid anecdotes, they offer an authentic window into their formative experiences, shedding light on pivotal moments and challenges faced during the initiation of their EMDR journeys.

In this episode, Jen and Bridger highlight the paramount importance of case conceptualization within effective therapeutic practice. They delve into the intricacies of tailoring treatment to meet the distinct needs of individual clients, underscoring the role of comprehending unique challenges and requirements. Beyond case conceptualization, they ardently advocate for continuous professional development, emphasizing the significance of staying abreast of advancements in the field.

Through their dynamic dialogue, you’ll gain valuable insights into the intricate relationship between personal growth and clinical excellence. Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned EMDR practitioner, this episode serves as a must-listen, offering a wealth of perspectives and knowledge that contribute to your journey of professional mastery.

EMDR Is Not An Intervention

Join us for an insightful episode as the hosts conclude their exploration of chapter one in Francine Shapiro’s seminal work, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.” In this engaging discussion, the hosts navigate the final sections of the chapter, extracting valuable insights that deepen our grasp of EMDR therapy’s core concepts.

We invite you to be part of this enriching journey by obtaining a copy of the book and joining the conversation. Whether you’re an experienced EMDR practitioner seeking to enhance your knowledge or a curious listener eager to delve into the world of psychotherapy, this episode offers a unique opportunity to expand your understanding and engage with a community of like-minded individuals. Your participation is valued as we collectively uncover the transformative potential of EMDR therapy.

Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) And The Brain – Interview With Caleb Boston & Bridger Falkenstien

Join Jen and Melissa as they collaborate with the hosts of the Evidence Based Therapist Podcast in a captivating exploration. Together, these dynamic podcasts from Think Beyond combine their expertise to delve into the intricacies of brain information processing. This episode serves as an insightful commentary on the second chapter of Francine Shapiro’s seminal work, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.”

While Notice That’s Back to Basics journey through the book continues, this collaborative episode stands as a cornerstone, offering a focused understanding of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) theory. As a foundational concept in EMDR therapy, AIP takes center stage, unveiling the transformative mechanisms that drive trauma resolution and healing. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a curious listener, this episode presents a unique opportunity to deepen your comprehension of EMDR’s core principles and the profound role of AIP in unlocking the potential for lasting change.

Becoming An EMDR Consultant

Listen in to hear Jen sit down with Angel Hirsch, an EMDRIA approved consultant and therapist from Austin Texas and a close friend to Beyond. For information on our consultant in training program and all EMDR related consultation offerings, head to our website at and click on the “For Therapists” tab.

When Going Slow Speeds Us Up In EMDR Therapy

Tune in for an enriching episode as Jen and Melissa seamlessly resume their exploration of Francine Shapiro’s groundbreaking work, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.” In this captivating installment, the hosts of Notice That seamlessly transition into the heart of chapter two, delving into the intricate tapestry of Adaptive Information Processing (AIP).

As you join this enlightening discussion, you’ll embark on a journey into the core of EMDR therapy’s foundational principles. The hosts skillfully navigate through the concepts that form the bedrock of AIP, unraveling its significance in the context of trauma resolution and emotional healing. With their expertise, Jen and Melissa illuminate the intricate pathways through which the brain processes information, offering profound insights into how EMDR harnesses this natural capacity for transformative change.

Whether you’re an eager learner seeking to comprehend the intricacies of AIP or a dedicated practitioner striving to refine your therapeutic approach, this episode offers a valuable window into the inner workings of EMDR. Jen and Melissa’s engaging dialogue invites you to join the exploration of AIP, providing a comprehensive perspective that bridges theory and practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and align your journey with the transformative potential of EMDR therapy.

Basic Components Of EMDR Therapy

Join Jen and Bridger as they resume their exploration of the “Back to Basics” season, delving into chapter three of Francine Shapiro’s “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (3rd ed.).” In this chapter, the focus is on the critical “Preparation” phase of EMDR therapy, laying the essential groundwork for effective sessions.

Chapter three emphasizes the significance of a comprehensive assessment, ensuring a thorough understanding of the client’s history and current context. It provides strategies to establish rapport, explain the EMDR process, manage expectations, and address client concerns. Moreover, the chapter introduces the concept of stabilization, offering techniques to equip clients with coping skills and emotional regulation tools. This preparation ensures clients are ready to engage in the reprocessing of traumatic memories without becoming overwhelmed. Additionally, the chapter highlights the creation of a resource state, identifying positive internal states that serve as a foundation for subsequent EMDR phases.

In essence, chapter three underscores the foundational aspects of successful EMDR therapy, prioritizing the establishment of a strong therapeutic relationship, thorough assessment, and equipping clients with essential tools to navigate trauma processing safely and effectively.

Understanding Targets In EMDR Therapy

Listen in to hear Melissa and Bridger finish chapter three in Francine Shapiro’s Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (3rd ed.).

In this recent episode, the hosts analyze the concept of target selection in EMDR therapy. They discuss the evolution of approaches to target selection, including the controversial “top 10 list” method that was once prevalent but is now considered problematic due to potential retraumatization. The hosts stress the importance of understanding each client’s unique context and experiences when identifying targets, highlighting that the meaning attributed to memories is more significant than the specifics of the memory itself. They acknowledge the need for an updated approach that aligns with current research and recognizes the complexity of trauma responses, suggesting that ongoing education and certification play a crucial role in staying abreast of these developments and applying them effectively in therapeutic practice.

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