Blog Review: Spread the Word

The blog reviewed here is ‘Spread the Word. EMDR transforms trauma‘. In the about section, the philosophy underlying the blog is explained. The blog draws on the contributions of the wider EMDR community to highlight aspects of  EMDR ranging from successful application through to practical tips.

Appearance and Design

The background for the blog is dark blue with a central white pane. The title pane features a blue flower design with the title of the blog. Immediately beneath the title pane there are links to the home page and the about section. On the right hand side of the central pane lie the categories index, a search bar and links to external EMDR sites. The categories index features a limited number of categories and communicates the simple and effective organisation of the blog. Posts are comment enabled, dated and include category tags. They are typically text-based and a paragraph or several paragraphs in length.


At the time of writing there are 13 posts in total. The introductory post stipulates that contributions should be a minimum of 200 words in length. This post by Dana Terrell sheds light on the origins of the blog and how she was introduced to EMDR. Several posts detail people’s experience of EMDR. For instance this post is about the use of EMDR for improving success at job interviews while this one describes an application in pain management.


This recent blog about EMDR contains 13 posts but already effectively conveys a lot of the enthusiasm of the posting EMDR practitioners. The posts are generally fairly brief but effectively convey useful information such as the application of EMDR in specific situations. This will be a useful blog to follow for EMDR practitioners or those with an interest in this area

Conflict of Interest

The author has undergone training in EMDR.

Call for Authors: If you are interested in writing an article or series of articles for this blog please write to the e-mail address below. Copyright can be retained. Index: An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.


  1. Thank you for the kind comments your made in the review of my blog! I do agree that I couldn’t be called a completely objective writer about EMDR, as I’ve had nearly 14 years experiencing the transformational value of it both as a client and as a clinician. Once that happens, we write from a subjective experience. That is the primary purpose of the blog, to invite EMDR clients to share their experiences and to allow others to read them. The url for the blog is

    However, from time to time other issues seem important to address. One of those times is now, with the offering of EMDR training by PESI. Thus, I have written a couple of posts (Click on “Beginning EMDR Training”) giving my opinions and experience on the question of whether a 2 day training designed for the “Real World” is worth the investment if you also want to have the best training available and become a Certified EMDR therapist who can get reimbursed by major insurance companies for the EMDR therapy provided.


  2. Dear Dana,
    Thanks for your comments. It’s great to see your enthusiasm! I’m also enthusiastic about EMDR and think the evidence base is persuasive. The conflict of interest statement refers to me by the way (as the author of the blog post) – just to avoid any confusion. I really like the idea of your blog and I think hearing people’s stories about EMDR is a great way to learn about how it can work in different contexts. Thanks again




  3. Dear Justin,

    It’s a joy to share enthusiasm about EMDR and the blog. Thanks so much for even finding this new blog. If you or others would like to receive the quarterly newsletter drawn from the EMDR success stories on the blog, please go to “contact us” and request “Spreading the Word — EMDR Transforms Trauma and Performance.”

    Also, thanks for clarifying who the conflict of interest statement referred to. Your blog is most interesting, and amazing with all the blog lists you have. How do you locate them all?



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