Dr. Andrew J. Dobo offers professional classes for clinicians who want to offer EMDR as well as workshops for parents and others.
Dr. Dobo is the author of Unburdening Souls at the Speed of Thought: Psychology, Christianity, and the Transforming Power of EMDR, with more books in the works.
Dr. Dobo has treated hundreds of patients and participated in literally thousands of EMDR sessions in his private psychology practice in Sebastian, Florida. He has a lifelong interest in psychology and religion and is a licensed psychologist.
Unburdening Souls at the Speed of Thought: Psychology, Christianity, and the Transforming Power of EMDR is about the transformative journey to wholeness that was modeled by Christ and is accelerated by a ground-breaking therapy known as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). You will see an emotionally scarred surfer recover from the ultimate loss, the tragic death of his son. You will learn how dreams and images gave subjects the courage to change careers and enrich their lives. And you will discover how a woman accessed a buried traumatic memory during a therapy session and gained an enduring sense of peace.
The process described in psychologist Dr. Andrew J. Dobo’s book occurs in six stages, which are mirrored by six moments Christ modeled in his Passion. Psychology and religion collide in the book’s incredible tales, which move from despair to hope, hate to love, and fear to contentment. This is a book that will give hope to those suffering mental anguish as they are exposed to a new map of the soul modeled by Christ and shared by psychology. It shows how survivors of trauma can heal and overcome negative beliefs about themselves. It’s for those who want to better understand the workings of the soul and for those who do not even imagine such a thing exists. And it will fascinate any reader interested in the power of the mind.
"Finally there is a book that explains EMDR from a psychological and spiritual perspective. I recommend EMDR to many of my clients, and I believe the profound wisdom in Dr. Andrew Dobo’s book is required reading for anyone on a path of healing."
"As both a student of Christian mysticism and an experienced EMDR therapist, I sing the praises of Andrew Dobo’s work. His practice exemplifies the beauty of fusion that I attempt to teach to my students. If you are an EMDR therapist working with clients who walk a Christianity-inspired path, ‘Unburdening Souls’ is essential reading. If, as a practitioner of EMDR or other trauma therapies, you are open to the workings of the mystical and the Divine in your work, please pick up this book. And finally, regardless of your spiritual tradition or your clinical beliefs, if you identify as open-minded and open to learning from all dimensions, please consider adding this book to your library."
"On one level, this is an amazing and beautiful book about recovery from extreme trauma and abuse using the powerful therapeutic container of EMDR. But more deeply, it is about the transformational journey of individuation – the work of fulfilling the soul’s unique destiny in the face of daunting and even demonic forces opposed to that destiny. It is a story familiar from many great fairy tales and myths and it is brought to life with all its perils and triumphs in the stories that unfold in Dr. Andrew J. Dobo’s humble treatment room."