Jamie Marich , Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
travels internationally teaching on EMDR therapy, trauma,
addiction, expressive arts therapy and mindfulness while
maintaining a private practice in Warren, OH. Jamie is the author
of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every
Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete
Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple:
Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with
Survivors (2014), and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path
to Healing and Transformation (2015). She is the founder of
the Dancing Mindfulness practice and expressive arts community and
actively offers EMDR therapy training through her company, Mindful
Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Marich began her
career in human services as a civilian humanitarian aid worker in
Bosnia-Hercegovina (2000-2003) and her award-winning dissertation
research on the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of addiction
was published in two different APA journals (Psychology of
Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Humanistic Psychology).
Marich received the NALGAP President's Award in 2015 for her work
as an LGBT advocate.
Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT is Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers in Los Angeles, a cutting edge addictions treatment center, where he developed and implemented the MET(T)A Method (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions). The treatment utilizes Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist, and provides EMDR Basic Training and workshops through Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016) and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides also maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels nationally and internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Method, trauma, the Refuge Recovery treatment model, and clinician self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years, and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, and at other centers nationally and internationally.
"The authors, Jamie Marich and Stephen Dansiger, bring a wealth of
knowledge and experience in this book which is a thorough manual,
exploring the complementarity of EMDR therapy and mindfulness
practice in dealing with trauma work. I was struck by the great
care and attention taken to meeting the clients in a thoughtful,
flexible, creative and caring way."--Martine Batchelor, meditation
teacher and author of Let Go and Spirit of the Buddha
Ever the easiest, most elegant and accessible writer, Dr Jamie Marich again pitches her ideas perfectly in her delightful new book, continuing the theme of making EMDR simple, along with her collaborator Dr. Stephen Dansiger. With Mindfulness the mental health flavour of our times, they offer EMDR clinicians and their clients a straightforward, unfussy and practical introduction to mindfulness techniques that mesh perfectly with the practice of EMDR. Dr Marich is increasingly viewed in the UK as one of the upcoming next-generation leaders of the international EMDR field, and we Brits look forward to her continued inspiration and to her new writings as EMDR takes its rightful place in the world of mental health as an integrated therapy able to work with the widest range of complex trauma-related presentations.--Mark Brayne, Psychotherapist, Co-Chair, EMDR East Anglia "Founder of EMDR Focus (London, England) "
"This highly readable book takes the reader on a rewarding journey that moves from offering merely trauma informed care to delivering trauma focused care. The authors demonstrate how clinicians can take action to generate a complete system of care for those suffering as a consequence of adverse and traumatic life experiences. Readers will discover simple, practical strategies to integrate mindfulness principles into all eight phases EMDR therapy. All clinicians who confront the effects of trauma in their practices will find this book both informative and immensely practical whether or not they are yet trained in how to provide EMDR therapy."--Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. EMDRIA and EMDR Europe Trainer "Director of Training Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute; Santa Rosa, CA "
"It's wonderful to witness the coming together of mindfulness practice and contemporary psychology in the work of people like Steve Dansiger and Jamie Marich. Their book about mindfulness and EMDR has the potential to have a big impact, starting with clinicians who will value this contribution tremendously."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love
"Marich and Dansiger's "EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care" is like a tree of wisdom whose branches are loaded with tools, scripts, worksheets and templates to guide beginner and experienced EMDR therapists. Planting the seeds of "Just notice" and 'Go with that...' in the fertile soil of 2600 years of Buddhist mindfulness, the authors highlight attunement as a mindfulness practice and emphasize the roots of mindfulness within the Standard 8-Phase Protocol. This firm foundation supports EMDR therapists in cultivating and maintaining a calming presence, a hallmark of mindfulness, as well as trauma focused care. The solid trunk of this tree traverses a trauma focused journey from preparation all the way to reevaluation and after care. The authors peek out from the lush canopy with personal narratives, client cases and the journeys of other clinicians. Following the tradition of his book Clinical Dharma, Dr. Dansiger emphasizes mindfulness as an important act of self-care for clinicians. Dr. Marich's "Dancing Mindfulness" practice shines in the creative expression of this book. An array of exercises are woven through the book and like sun-ripened fruit on the branches, their invitation is irresistible. From breath to movement, visualization to multi-sensory soothing, we are invited to become intimately familiar with the activities that will become valuable resources for our clients."--Rajani Venkatraman Levis, LMFT, PPS, CTS