Is your future caged up in your past? Instead of being dragged down and immobilized by the weight of guilt, pain, or a lingering sense of failure, what freedom could we find in laying those burdens down? Join us for Getting Past Your Past.
Getting Past Your Past is a fascinating book recommended by some of the top neuroscientists of our time: Bessel van der Kolk, Norman Doidge, Daniel Siegel, and Stephen Porges, all of whom have taken a keen interest in Francine Shapiro, PhD’s breakthrough therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The therapy is an empirically supported treatment for adverse life experiences and its sequelae, recommended by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Defense. Getting Past Your Past illustrates rapid treatment effects through detailed case examples that offer a “window into the brain,” demonstrating the intricate linkages that occur when the brain’s natural information processing system is set in motion.
Getting Past Your Past helps readers connect the dots to discover why they do what they do, even when they don’t want to be doing it. Numerous self-help techniques are taught that are used in the Preparation Phase of EMDR therapy to help people deal with the distress that arises when they are unexpectedly triggered into past memory networks that have not yet been resolved. However, the author responsibly recommends throughout the book that if symptoms are serious and persistent, professional help should be sought.
Getting Past Your Past is a book for professionals and lay-people. It clarifies both the negative effects of early adverse life experiences, and how they may be successfully treated to bring the individual to a robust state of mental health. For many, it will be a life-saving read.