REMAP: Innovations in Counter Conditioning the Emotional Midbrain
Keynote Address in Heidelberg, Germany
by Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT | Email
I am scheduled to present a keynote address and workshop at the 2nd International European Energy Psychology Congress that will be held in Heidelberg, Germany — March 30th through April 1st, 2012.
REMAP (Reed Eye Movement Acupressure Psychotherapy) has a central focus of calming the emotional midbrain and soothing the sympathetic nervous system in order to counter condition subcortical conditioned responses. Through innovative applications of acupressure, mindfulness, breath regulation and activation of regions within the visual field, REMAP works from body to brain in order to desensitize emotional distress. Through this mechanism, the REMAP methods help to retrain the limbic system to make associations of relaxation and comfort with memories that were previously coded as painful.
A secondary focus of REMAP is to address the contribution of the thinking brain (cortex) to emotional suffering and to provide both familiar and new interventions that help.
REMAP teaches the therapist how to track the client shifting between emotional midbrain and thinking brain. By doing this, the therapist can choose a treatment intervention that targets the region of the brain that is most involved in activating or exacerbating the distress. REMAP also trains the practitioner to assess how detached or emotionally flooded the client is from moment to moment and to help them move toward an optimum balance point where treatment will be most effective.
The keynote presentation will highlight the development of the three REMAP methods: the full REMAP process, Quick REMAP and the REMAP Visual Field Treatment. It will underscore the role of innovation vs. invention in the advancement of healing and will illustrate the usefulness of the REMAP methods in the treatment of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety and stress.
The workshop that is scheduled is titled “Quick REMAP: The Synergy of Evidence-Based Acupoints, Mindfulness and Psychology.”
Quick REMAP leverages evidence-based interventions and innovative approaches to bring rapid relief to emotional suffering. This workshop will provide a useful introduction to Quick REMAP and an opportunity for participants to work with one of the Quick REMAP protocols. 8G5KC4GSXNU3