POLYVAGAL THEORY

Revolutionizing our understanding of autonomic physiology.

This is the informational website of Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.

Please see polyvagalinstitute.org for additional information.

Power dynamics in families affected by parental alienation

Statement of Relevance: The balance of power in relationships has been an important differentiator of different forms of family violence. This project is the first to apply interdependence theory as a qualitative framework to determine that families affected by parental alienation have asymmetries in power between parents. Results indicate that all “high-conflict” divorced families are not equal, and that a better understanding of abusive power dynamics can be used to identify more effective methods of intervention.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pere.12392

What do clients say about their experiences of EMDR in the research literature?

EMDR is talked about in a transformative manner. There are conditions, which need to be present for EMDR to work, and connections exist between the EMDR method and therapist as agents of change. For practitioners, a pluralistic approach, incorporating the EMDR method could be used to carry out tasks in therapy to achieve therapeutic goals based on the client’s requirements. In research, the paucity of qualitative studies could be addressed by engaging counselling psychologists, as scientific enquirers and artistic therapists, to expand research into clients’ experiences of EMDR to improve therapeutic practice and treatment programmes. Areas suggested for further qualitative experiential research include adverse effects, tolerability and withdrawal from therapy; EMDR for specific populations, such as combat veterans where the quantitative evidence is equivocal; and EMDR therapy practised in inpatient settings.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S246874991830036X

EMDR therapy

In recent years, resource installation has turned into an important procedure in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Research has provided preliminary evidence regarding the neurophysiological signature of EMDR therapy resource installation. Even if a variety of resource installation procedures have been described, there is a variety of clients with different needs. Especially clients with attachment deficits or attachment disorder and in general complex client could profit from innovation in resource installation. Additional strategies for the enhancement of resource memory networks could enrich the EMDR therapy procedural toolbox. Two novel resource installation procedures, Instant Resource Installation (IRI) and Extensive Resource Installation (xtRI) are introduced and discussed. Two case examples document the clinical use of these novel EMDR resource enhancement procedures.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468749921000247

A systematic review of the effects of online EMDR

Meta-analyses showed that the effects of online CBT for PTSD are promising.•

Worldwide only one trial examined the effects of online EMDR for PTSD.•

Wider usage and implementation of online EMDR seems premature in times of COVID-19.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178120314591

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy Online

You are not alone

Customer Testimonial – Encouragement

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”

— Norton Juster

I started therapy services with Linda Turner while I was being confronted by my adult daughter in college over parental alienation that occurred in her childhood following a divorce. I was on the receiving end of it, and my daughter only had her father’s side of the story. 

It was painful—my daughter said I could never make up for the lost time with her, and every time I reached out or did something for her, she reminded me that it would never change the past or be enough to heal anything.

I was in such pain and devastation that I couldn’t deal with it on my own and needed a specialist in the area of parental alienation. I found Linda online—not my usual way of obtaining therapy. It was nerve wracking sending in that first payment—like, “Am I going to hear from this person! “ 

Not only did she get back to me, but her sessions have really helped me go on living through the pain and has grown into sessions where I’m also focusing on my own development and goals. 

My relationship with my daughter has definitely improved (I realize, I’m lucky—everyone’s journey is different and takes time), but I couldn’t have gone through it without her services. It’s the worst feeling in the world to lose a child emotionally. My prayers are with you.  

I’m growing stronger as an individual, and with her services, I’m actually building my own life and looking forward to—dare I say it—maybe even a relationship that I have been desiring for a while but gave up on finding. 

I wish you the best of luck, and I have written this, so you have the courage to move forward. 

Best Wishes for Your Personal Journey, 

Gabrielle  – Texas

EMDR Therapy – Book Now

Trauma (PTSD and C-PTSD)) should not be a life sentence. Therapies like EMDR is a brain-body based therapy, which can be used to tap into the part of the brain called the limbic system which goes beyond talking therapy. I use an EMDR method called Butterfly Tapping  on my clients, which uses a bi lateral stimulation of crossing the arms and tapping each side. If you would like to know more about EMDR or book a consultation, please go to my page for payment details.