62: Identifying and Installing Positive Resources [Rebranding Trauma Therapy Series]

Identifying and pulling on positive resources is essential to processing trauma, but it’s also something you can do when you want to change your mindset around specific feelings and events. Even better, it’s something you can do on your own with a little bit of work and reflection.

Resourcing is a biologically natural process your body already has to create adaptive material. It’s what your body did to create adaptations after a traumatic event. But you can also resource yourself in a customized way to create positive resources using all the EMDR clinical reasoning available to us. You just need to know how to do it. The good news is that it’s incredibly simple. I’ll show you how.

We all have bundles of elements we use when we process trauma, including emotions, body sensations, images, and cognition. This week on the podcast, I’m sharing how to use this bundle of feelings and sensations around a positive event or relationship so you can pull on them, expand them, and make those resources accessible so you can feel better.

We can use bilateral stimulation to neutralize negative emotions, but we can also use it to expand positive relationships, experiences, and emotions. It works both ways.

Listen in as I share how and offer some real world and personal examples of how you can do this intentionally.

When something traumatic happens to us, it can be healing to have a therapist listen to and/or validate our horrible experience, especially if no one else has before. However, rehashing the details of that traumatic event can be retraumatizing. Brain-based therapies like EMDR teach us that we don't have to talk about the trauma or the details if we don't want to because the real healing doesn't focus on the traumatic event itself.

The Zero Disturbance podcast is for educational purposes and is not a replacement for a therapeutic relationship or individualized mental health or medical care.

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With a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt, Kambria has been creating trainings and teaching adult learners for over 20 years. As the Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford Medical School, she created ease in complex systems, thereby giving medical trainees successful learning experiences. Now, as a dedicated mom, therapist, and EMDR Consultant, Kambria knows what it means to do things efficiently, effectively, and in a learner-centered way. When she isn't podcasting or creating online courses, you can find Kambria playing with her twins on a beach in California.