Getting Past Your Past

Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

By Francine Shapiro
(Rodale Press, Hardcover, 9781594864254, 344pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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A totally accessible user's guide from the creator of a scientifically proven form of psychotherapy that has successfully treated millions of people worldwide.

Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. "Getting Past Your Past" offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower readers looking to achieve real change.

Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don't serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers.

An easy conversational style, humor and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science, why we get stuck in various ways and what to do about it. Don't let yourself be run by unconscious and automatic reactions. Read the reviews below from award winners, researchers, academics and best selling authors to learn how to take control of your life.

About the Author
< div> Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., the originator of EMDR, is Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, and the recipient of the 1994 Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award presented by the California Psychological Association. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of < i> Treating Abuse Today< /i> and the < i> Journal of Traumatology< /i> , and previously has served in the Editorial Advisory Group for the < i> Journal of Traumatic Stress< /i> . She has been an invited speaker at numerous professional associations and conferences, including the 1992 American Psychological Society Presidential Symposium on PTSD and the 1995 Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals and she has contributed chapters on EMDR to a number of books.< br> < /div>
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