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Tapping In:
A Step-by- Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

by Dr. Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.

      Tapping In is a remarkable course taught by an expert who shares her knowledge without reservation. The process uses bilateral stimulation - that is, alternately stimulating each side of the brain. This is the foundation of a psychotherapy treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR. The use of EMDR to address and resolve emotion associated with memories of traumatic experiences was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1989. EMDR is now used by thousands of therapists around the world as part of comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The original treatment involving eye movement soon evolved into other forms of bilateral stimulation, most of which have proven to be every bit as effective as EMDR. In this audio course, Dr. Laurel Parnell deftly teaches listeners how to use simple tapping movements to tap in to emotional resources we already possess, as well as to tap in reconditioned responses to stressful encounters.

A clinical psychologist herself, Parnell also teaches international workshops and has authored several books about the use of EMDR in treatment. She brings more than theory and research to this course, however, her clients’ experiences with bilateral stimulation as well as her own use of the technique allow her to speak confidently and with intimate knowledge about the validity of the method. In fact, she shares a story of anxiety she encountered while recording the audio and how she used bilateral stimulation to recover her emotional equilibrium within minutes.

There are no exotic props or three-dollar words involved here, just a simple, easily-learned technique that almost anyone can master. Parnell explains clearly how and why the technique works. She offers options so that everyone can adapt the system to their own needs and comfort levels. Listeners are led step-by-step through exercises, and Dr. Parnell proactively addresses almost any question one might have. In just over 2 hours, this course successfully teaches us how to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and develop a greater and more consistent level of contentment.

The Book

Sounds True
January 2008
Audiobook 2 CDs, 2.5 hours
Self Help /  Psychology / Health and Healing
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The Reviewer

Deborah Adams
Reviewed 2008
NOTE: Reviewer Deborah Adams is the Flair and Macavity Award winning author of the Jesus Creek Mystery Series: All The Great Pretenders, All The Crazy Winters, All The Dark Disguises, All The Hungry Mothers, All The Deadly Beloved, All The Blood Relations, and All The Dirty Cowards. She was also an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.
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