Episode #26 – EMDR Therapy. Is it Christian friendly?

In this episode we look at EMDR therapy. What is it?, How does it work? What are the benefits? And is it “Christian friendly”? Our guest today is Esly Carvalho, Ph.D., T.E.P., and she explains EMDR in such a clear, simple way. If you’ve been wondering if it’s something you should try, or want to understand it better, you’ll want to listen to/watch this podcast. Esly is the Founder and Director of the TraumaClinic Group. She is the author of many books, some of which have hit Amazon Bestsellers’ lists, such as Healing the Folks Who Live Inside,(reviewed in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (2013) and Heal Your Brain, Heal Your Body.

With over 40 years of experience, Esly is a certified trainer of EMDR therapy (EGN), Brainspotting (Brainspotting Institute) and Psychodrama (American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, which she passed with distinction).

From 2004, to the present time, Esly has been involved in expanding the use and training of EMDR therapy around the world. She has been instrumental, directly or indirectly, in the implementation of this approach initially in Brasil and Latin America (Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Venezuela) as well as Spain and Portugal. Robbie Dunton (Executive Director, EMDR Institute) once described her as the “Mother of EMDR Latin America” (personal communication, 2013) .

To find out more about Esly’s work, visit her website:

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