Life Stuff 101
What is EMDR & How Can It Help with Ayan Mukherjee
Nov 19, 2019 · 1 hr 5 min
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Mio Yokoi, Supporter of Growth, Registered Psychotherapist, and host of the Life Stuff 101 podcast, talks with Ayan Mukherjee.

Ayan Mukherjee is a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in the area of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Ayan addresses the way he uses EMDR to address issues in the mind/body connection, integrative approaches to treating anxiety, low self-esteem, and PTSD.

Ayan Mukherjee also discusses his work as a mental health illustrator, creating psychoeducational illustrations and flip-books for therapists to help explain complex concepts, like trauma therapy.

Episode Highlights:

  • Mio Yokoi opens up the show sharing mission statements that she has been brainstorming.   
  • Mio asks Ayan Mukherjee to share a personal fun fact. 
  • Ayan Mukherjee talks about his background and his mental health bootcamp approach to his practice.  
  • Ayan discusses learning the transpersonal approach at Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
  • How has EMDR fit in with transpersonal therapy model for Ayan? 
  • Ayan Mukherjee talks about what he has learned from the book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • Ayan defines the EMDR process and how it can impact memories.  
  • What are the devices Ayan refers to as tappers for eye movement? 
  • What would happen for a client who comes to Ayan Mukherjee for EMDR?  
  • During the preparation phase, what is the time of that?  
  • How do you operate the tappers with clients? 
  • What is Ayan’s take on dual attention and bilateral eye movement?  
  • What types of differences has he noticed in his clients? 
  • How does talk therapy differ from EMDR? 
  • What are the 8 phases of EMDR? 
  • What has the transition in his work been like for him?
  • What is some advice he would give to his past self? 
  • How did Ayan Mukherjee become a therapy illustrator?
  • What are some resources that he recommends for people? 
  • What does he wish he would have learned earlier in life? 

Resources Mentioned:
● Life Stuff 101: | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
● Mio Yokoi: Registered Psychotherapist
● Ayan Mukherjee: | LinkedIn | Instagram |
● Ayan Mukherjee’s Therapy Illustrated Flip Books:

More detailed show notes available at Life Stuff 101 - Ayan Mukherjee.

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