The DeTur Method Adapted to Curb Overeating
The Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) Protocol
EMDR( Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a rapidly evolving field of psychotherapy that was originated by Francine Shapiro in 1987 and offers dramatic improvements in emotional and even physical health by reprocessing bothersome/ traumatic memories, events and experiences.
By modfiying the EMDR procedure it can be applied to help people lose weight by reducing the triggers and urges for food that cause overeating.
This method is used by EMDR-trained psychotherapists.. My own experience in using the DeTur protocol for my clients who overeat has been successful with an encouraging number of clients.
I also customize Emotional Freedom Techniques to clear blocks to and increase confidence in the clients' ability to stop triggers that lead to urges to overeat or make poor food choices.
Adapted from Luber, Marilyn,Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations, 2009
Note: DeTur The Desensitization of Triggers and Urges Reprocessing Protocol (DeTur) protocol was originally developed by Dr. Arnold J.Popky as a stop smoking protocol for use with smokers.