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Open Access Utilization of EMDR in the Treatment of Grief and Mourning

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EMDR can be utilized within a comprehensive framework for the treatment of grief and mourning. EMDR can process the obstacles that can complicate the grief and mourning processes. This seems to facilitate the emergence of positive memories of the deceased, which aids the formation of an adaptive inner representation. The utilization of EMDR within six processes necessary for adaptive assimilation of the loss is described with case examples.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2007

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  • The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice.
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