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Media coverage of Sarah Jenkins and Dragonfly International Therapy
This week join Mickenzie and Lindsey for a fascinating conversation with Certified EMDR Therapist Sarah Jenkins. Sarah is brilliant and a pioneer in the modality of Equine Assisted EMDR. Together the three explore how trauma impacts our bodies and how this profound therapeutic method can benefit individuals who have experienced adversity experience presence and healing.
How can EMDR therapists teach presence and centeredness to clients? Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol, suggests using a four-legged friend. Equine therapy is not a new concept. It’s been used for decades to help people with physical disabilities. So, how can these beautiful creatures help EMDR therapy clients? Can equine-assisted therapy with EMDR help clients with complex PTSD? What about EMDR therapists who don’t have access to horses but want to integrate equine-assisted therapy into their practice? Learn more about this approach to EMDR therapy.
I am so grateful to have my article on Equine-Assisted EMDR featured in EMDRIA’s Go With That Magazine. Thank you EMDRIA, so much for bringing EA-EMDR to Go With That Magazine with such unwavering support. Humbling and truly inspiring to have worked with EMDRIA’s team to make it happen! Thank you to all of my horses, clients, students, and colleagues who are so key to this work.
I will never forget the first time I felt like I had really failed a person I was providing therapy to. It wasn’t an error in thinking. I wasn’t being hard on myself. I really did mess up. But through a true, deep, painful realization of the error I had made, I learned so much. It was one of the most vulnerable experiences of my career. Even now, in fact, it feels quite vulnerable to share in this writing.
Fourteen years ago, when I was first trained in EMDR therapy, there was less of an understanding of its benefits, as well as a lot of confusion about what eye movement desensitization and reprocessing actually was. One thing it’s never been is a quick fix.
As you may know, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a research- and evidence-based therapy created by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., over 20 years ago. An integrative model, EMDR is comprehensive, including aspects of multiple psychotherapeutic approaches. With this in mind, equine experiential activities, such as those found in equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), support and help to facilitate EMDR’s eight-phased model, while also maintaining fidelity to standard protocol.
Through consultations, intensives, and training for therapists and their clients.