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EMDR Prompt Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with an EMDR Prompt Worksheet. It will help you learn different ways to resolve the traumatic memories.

What is an EMDR Prompt Worksheet? 

EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of therapy that assists an individual in overcoming the emotional trauma and distress that occur due to troubling life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind is powerful enough to heal the wounds caused by some unsettling life experiences just like our body recovers from a physical lesion. This worksheet will help you in resolving the stress-causing memories and traumas, to an extent to which the perceived memory is no longer stressful.

How can an EMDR Prompt Worksheet help?

An EMDR consists of eight phases of treatment. Firstly, the clinician takes an in-depth history of the client regarding the traumatic memory which is followed by the preparation stage. The client is asked to focus on the specific disturbing memory and the feeling associated with it. For example, dealing with sexual assault, the client may believe "I am to blame". Later the client is instructed to verbalize a positive belief that she would like to form about herself. For example, I am valuable and worthy of everything good in this world.

Every physical sensation and emotions associated with the memory is recognized. The client replaces the negative beliefs with positive beliefs with the help of the clinician. At each step, the client thinks of a negative belief about himself, and in between a positive belief takes the place of the negative one. This is done with help of bilateral movement, side to side movement of the clinician's finger.

Instructions on how to use the EMDR Prompt Worksheet 

EMDR Prompt Worksheet is a great way to identify a traumatic memory and the negative feeling associated with it. And later replace it with a peaceful resolution and a positive feeling with it. 

You can download this worksheet here.

Conclusion 

On this page, we provide you with an EMDR Prompt Worksheet, which will help you learn different ways to resolve the traumatic memories.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.