Self-Care with EMDR



Please be sure you have practiced some of these tools to help you stay calm and grounded during and after processing.

Breath Work - this mp3 will guide your through 2 minutes of relaxation breathing. You can click  the link to download.

Peaceful Beach Guided Imagery - this mp3 is a guided imagery beach relaxation

Power Poses - this is taken from Amy Cuddy's work on body posturing. We recommend watching her TedTalk.

Peaceful Place Script - you can create your own guided imagery using this script from the EMDRIA website

Breath Work
Peaceful Beach


Self-Care with EMDR Target Worksheet 

This is in Word in case you want to complete on your computer...this will be helpful if you want to share with a therapist

Self-Care with EMDR Target Worksheet

This is the PDF version for printing and completing by hand.

Steps for EMDR Active Processing

This is the step-by-step script for self-care and will likely be very closely followed if you choose to find a therapist to assist you. 

self-care videos

Below are links to each video in the series. You can also view them as a playlist on YouTube


Self-Care Introduction

Tools for EMDR Processing

Step-By-Step EMDR Active Processing

30-Second Bilateral Stimulation Video -

This will open in a new window. Click on the three vertical dots in the bottom right corner  and you will have the option to download.

20-Second Bilateral Stimulation Video

Shorter sets. This is helpful if kids are practicing. Same instructions as above for downloading