The wreathing protocol: the imbrication of hypnosis and EMDR in the treatment of dissociative identity disorder and other dissociative responses. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The wreathing protocol
Abstract: 

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), a chronic childhood onset posttraumatic stress disorder, is currently recognized as a treatable condition. It is considered the paradigmatic dissociative condition and carries with it extreme posttraumatic symptomatology. Therapists skilled in the treatment of DID are typically fluent in the uses of hypnosis for stabilization, affect management, building a safe place and grounding to name of few. EMDR, which has come to the forefront of clinical awareness in the last ten years, seems aptly suited for the treatment of trauma, but can be destabilizing. This paper proposes a protocol, called Wreathing Protocol, for the imbricated use of EMDR and hypnosis in the treatment of not only DID (though this will be the primary focus of the paper), but also Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS) and chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This protocol is useful to advanced clinicians skilled in both modalities independently. The sequential steps of the Wreathing Protocol will be described and illustrated by a clinical vignette on DID. The clinical implications of the use of the Wreathing Protocol will be discussed in DID as well as the chronic post traumatic spectrum.

Author(s): 
Fine, C. G.
Berkowitz, A. S.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Clin Hypn
Publication Date: 
2001-04
Publication Year: 
2001
Pages: 
275-290
Volume: 
43
Issue: 
4-Mar
ISSN: 
Feb-57
DOI: 
10.1080/00029157.2001.10404282
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11269630

Turabian/Chicago Citation

C. G. Fine and A. S. Berkowitz. 2001-04. "The wreathing protocol: the imbrication of hypnosis and EMDR in the treatment of dissociative identity disorder and other dissociative responses. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing." The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 43: 4-Mar: 275-290. 10.1080/00029157.2001.10404282.

Wikipedia Citation

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