Health Issues as a Doorway for Healing Trauma Through EMDR Therapy: Changing Our Destiny

Presenter: Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $45

Non-Members: $60

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

We are entering a new paradigm of awareness that mind, body, and consciousness are interconnected and contribute to the expression of physical and mental health. The science of epigenetics reveals that genetic expression relates to the subtle energetic environment surrounding the gene, rather than the DNA itself. The presenter will discuss theories that support the impact of trauma on health issues, and the role of mindfulness on accelerated healing and brain coherence within the 8 phase EMDR protocol. The presentation will utilize case presentations with a focus on the physical expression of disease as a doorway, accessing and healing deep trauma, contributing to moving the expression of disease from an active to inactive state, changing consciousness, and influencing evolution. Modern scientific breakthroughs are compared to the philosophies and healing practices of ancient wisdom traditions. Through discussion, case presentation, and experiential exercise, participants will be able to develop a deeper understanding of how best to support the healing of clients experiencing trauma related to health issues.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify theories or studies based in science, psychology, or spirituality that supports the impact of trauma on health issues.
  • Describe two phases within the EMDR protocol where the consciousness of health issues can be integrated in the EMDR protocol, potentially transforming the energy around the cells and expression of dis-ease.
  • Identify common points between modern science and ancient wisdom traditions in the understanding and healing of health issues as it applies to EMDR.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW, is director of Center Point in Huntington N.Y. where she conducts her integrative EMDR therapy practice and teaches meditation and healing. She received her doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology in 2011 from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University), and her masters in Social Work in 1977 from Columbia University. She studied the ancient healing arts of shamanism throughout North and South America, and teaches the integration of Western psychotherapy with ancient healing arts as depicted in her recently published book The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation. As an Approved EMDR Consultant, teacher, and lecturer she has broken through traditional barriers introducing the innovative concept of integrating mindful awareness and resonance into the EMDR protocol.



Jan 22 2021


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM




Online Live Webinar