Introduction to Super Resourcing:

An EMDR Strategy for Healing Attachment Trauma

About the Course

2.5 EMDRIA CE Credits

In this introductory webinar, an understanding of Super Resourcing and its procedural steps is explored through lecture, PowerPoint, client videos, and guided experiences.  Handouts will be provided, and an opportunity to receive EMDRIA certification will be offered at the end of the course after a short quiz.

Abstract 

Super Resourcing (SR) is an innovative and effective protocol for healing attachment wounds. It offers a new way of thinking and healing attachment trauma and attachment issues repair. Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) is a key factor in understanding the efficacy of EMDR. All three negative neural networks (sensation, emotion, and cognition) are activated with bilateral stimulation; the consequence is a more complete and time-efficient resolution. Super Resourcing is based on my discovery that the AIP model is just as effective in potentiating the positive matrix (sensations, emotions, and cognitions) as it is with the negative matrix.

SR is an expansion of the Resource and Interweave phases of EMDR. SR differs from EMDR in that it focuses on the person who experienced a trauma rather than the trauma itself. The neurological integration of positive resources facilitates an enhanced present-time experience of self. It maximizes the development of new and more positive neural networks. Drawing upon Attachment and Ego State theories, wounded parts are invited into and healed within the neurologically potentiated resource field. Resolving the attachment wounds interwoven in a trauma unfixes it in the client’s psyche and it processes more easily; less resistance, dissociation, and looping occurs. When the attachment wounds are addressed and resolved, there is a corresponding decrease in the disturbance associated with the trauma. A systematic experience of well-being allows dissociation and fragmentation to heal and an experience of present-time wholeness becomes possible. SR challenges the assumption that reprocessing traumatic memories is necessary for their resolution. SR frequently takes the trauma out of trauma processing. Consequently, it is applicable to a wider range of clients for whom EMDR may not have been indicated.

Super Resourcing has six applications through which healing attachment wounds are addressed:

    1. Preparation for EMDR or any other modalities
    2. Neurological integration of EMDR Interweaves and Positive Cognitions
    3. Neurological integration of any positive moment – positive insights, emotions, or sensations
    4. Standalone protocol for resolving and transforming disturbances and trauma
    5. Fortifying wellbeing and enhancing performance
    6. Protocols for Special Populations and issues

Learning Objectives

    1. Define Super Resourcing and its roots in the EMDR tradition
    2. Review relevant brain science and power of positive ideation
    3. Contrast similarities and differences between EMDR and SR
    4. Examine SR’s six applications
    5. Explore SR’s four phases and procedural steps
    6. Discuss integration of attachment and ego state theories
    7. Exemplify SR through client video clips and a guided SR session