Life Stuff 101

What is EMDR & How Can It Help with Ayan Mukherjee

November 19, 2019 Episode 15
Life Stuff 101
What is EMDR & How Can It Help with Ayan Mukherjee
Life Stuff 101
What is EMDR & How Can It Help with Ayan Mukherjee
Nov 19, 2019 Episode 15
Mio Yokoi
What is EMDR & How Can It Help with Ayan Mukherjee
Show Notes

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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