Blocking Belief Questionnaire (Knipe)

Sometimes a client's blocking belief will be right out there and apparent to both client and therapist, and it can be useful to ask some version of the question, "Even though you believe that you could never get over this problem, would it be all right with you if you did?" If the client says "yes", then "stay with that" and EM.But sometimes there is a blocking belief hidden from view, and so with clients who are stuck for no apparent reason, I have found it useful to ask the person to fill out the attached questionnaire (which was also printed in the EMDRIA newsletter, Winter, 1998). The client is asked to give a VOC to each statement. Many clients will figure out the block just in filling out the questionnaire.Once the blocking belief has been identified, there are many options. Borrowing from the EMDR set-up, the therapist can ask, "What would you prefer to think about yourself, with regard to this problem?" Or, if that is not a possibility, the therapist can "install", with EM, a positive cognition that expresses self-acceptance in spite of the presence of the blocking belief. Surprisingly, and counter-intuitively, this sometimes gets past the block. For example, a man was working on a childhood incident of emotional deprivation by his parents, and was blocked in resolving his anger by the belief (which was a "6") of "This is a problem that can only be resolved by my parents" (i.e. making up for or apologizing for their neglect, which in his case was not likely). I asked him to say out loud, several times, with EM, the following statement, " I am willing to be loyal to myself, and completely accept myself, even though this is a problem that can only be solved by my parents." The repetition of this statement, out loud, typically is necessary for the self-acceptance idea to begin to "sink in." He then was able to go back to target and with more sets of EM, get to zero disturbance on an initially painful memory. This procedure borrows from the "reversal correction" of thought field therapy, though without the theoretical assumptions that are hard to reconcile with the EMDR information processing model. In the case of this man, anger was a defense against more basic feelings of abandonment and shame, and the installed positive cognition brought the shame issue into consciousness where it could be resolved. The basic idea is to ask the client to repeat, with EM, "I accept (love, am loyal to) myself even though... blocking belief’), and then go back to target to see if unblocked processing can resume.

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