Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC (CA License #13773) has been practicing Bowen Family System’s Theory since 1979 and EMDR Therapy since 1997. She has been training EMDR therapists in her iBE protocols since 2009, and was a presenter at the 2014 and 2017 EMDR International Association Conferences.
She is passionate about her two specialties because she has seen the life-changing effect when combined in her Integrative Bowen and EMDR (iBE) protocol. With iBE, client change is evident to others. Her research has demonstrated people can increase their emotional maturity scores more in 3-12 months than Bowen thought possible in one lifetime.
EMDR Therapy is a comprehensive therapy approach, useful for overcoming stressful experiences of all kinds — even deeply embedded memories or traumas, which can be the basis of your depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, phobias, fears, or performance issues.
We have all experienced stress or trauma to some degree when we were vulnerable. This causes beliefs or feelings to become stuck in us, leaving us with low self-esteem and other symptoms or problems.
EMDR Therapy, or Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, uses eye movements to help both hemispheres of the brain to “digest” distressing memories and allow them to be stored in a calmed form, properly relegated to the past in a true mind-body way. The natural inner health in your brain will spontaneously find a positive conclusion about yourself, giving you a stronger sense of yourself.
Twenty-five years of quality research has proven that this amazing comprehensive therapy helps people resolve issues of many kinds more quickly than other therapies and that the healing “sticks” even 15 months later.