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Fibromyalgia or the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by fatigue, muscle pain, tenderness, and sleep difficulties. This syndrome is referred as “soft-tissue rheumatism”. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that intrudes upon the daily life of people and is a worldwide phenomenon. Fibromyalgia might also include other symptoms such as concentration and memory problems, labile mood, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, painful menstrual cramps, and numbness. Because FMS has no relevant organic pathology, it is placed in the realm of medically unexplained physical symptoms. Recent studies are providing early evidence for the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for chronic pain patients. Also, EMDR therapy is being used for other pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. Therefore, the EMDR Fibromyalgia Syndrome Protocol created includes the three-pronged protocol and an in-depth history of the client’s FMS and trauma. More research is needed to support this new protocol.
The idea behind Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) Protocol and Chronic Pain Control Protocol for the treatment of chronic pain conditions is to desensitize all of the emotional distress associated with the pain and after that to focus on the pain itself. The EMDR condition starts with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s history to identify relevant traumatic and pain-related memories causing emotional distress and dysfunctional emotional response. It discusses the patient’s explanatory model, and subsequently provides psychoeducation to develop a better understanding of the links between trauma, pain, emotional response, and the principles of EMDR. Desensitizing and reprocessing starts by first targeting the most emotionally distressing memories; afterwards all pain-associated memories of subsequent events are focused until the subjective degree of distress of these memories drops down followed by current pain. Towards the end, future pain issues are targeted by the installation and reinforcement of EMDR-based skills.
This chapter describes an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing eating disorders (EMDR-ED) protocol, as integrated in the eight phases of the EMDR standard protocols. It is geared to treat the unique issues that arise when using EMDR therapy to treat either of the potential focuses of concern or parts of the disorder translated into modules. The aim of this chapter is to clarify when and how EMDR therapy can be a part of the broad-spectrum treatment of patients with an eating disorder. Existing treatments for eating disorders are not sufficiently effective and efficient. The chapter introduces experimental consisting of six potential modules and six procedures of target selection. The protocol is based on the transdiagnostic theoretical model of Fairburn and has shown positive results in clinical practice. Empirical validation is needed, and empirical results may necessitate adaptations in this protocol.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets:Treating Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Maladaptive Self-Care Behaviors
This book focuses on applying eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols to medical related conditions. It delivers a wide range of step-by-step protocols that enable beginning clinicians as well as seasoned EMDR clinicians, trainers, and consultants alike to enhance their expertise more quickly when working with clients who present with medical-related issues. The scripts are conveniently outlined in an easy-to-use, manual style template, facilitating a reliable, consistent format for use with EMDR clients. The scripts distill the essence of the standard EMDR protocols. They reinforce the specific parts, sequence, and language used to create an effective outcome, and illustrate how clinicians are using this framework to work with a variety of medical related issues while maintaining the integrity of the Adaptive Information Processing model. Following a brief outline of the basic elements of EMDR procedures and protocols, the book focuses on applying EMDR scripted protocols to key medical issues. The book is organized into four parts comprising ten chapters. Chapter one presents protocol for EMDR therapy in the treatment of eating disorders. Chapter two describes EMDR therapy protocol for the management of dysfunctional eating behaviors in anorexia nervosa. Chapter three discusses EMDR therapy protocol for eating disorders. Chapter four presents the EMDR therapy protocol for body image distortion. Chapter five discusses EMDR therapy and physical violence injury: “best moments” protocol. Chapter six describes EMDR therapy for chronic pain conditions. Chapter seven presents EMDR therapy treatment for migraine. Chapter eight discusses EMDR therapy for fibromyalgia. Chapter nine describes the impact of complex posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment issues on personal health. The final chapter presents the EMDR therapy self-care protocol.