Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...


MET(T)A is a new and innovative way to envision and implement Addictions treatment that is grounded in the almost 30 years of research, theory and practice of EMDR therapy, and 2600 years of research theory and practice of the Buddhist psychology of Mindfulness.

This approach leans heavily upon the invaluable work of those who have explored the use of EMDR therapy with PTSD, and then with addictions and a whole host of issues up until this juncture. It leans upon the millennia old wisdom of Buddhist teachers and modern Mindfulness teachers and practitioners.

It honors the current belief that there is a deep need for trauma resolution to be a key focus of treatment in order to strengthen relapse prevention and create sustainable long term recovery.

The name is both META and METTA. META represents the use of the AIP Model and the 8 Phase Protocol of EMDR therapy to design and deliver treatment within a treatment center structure. METTA means in Pali "loving kindness", the spirit and practice of which guides the MET(T)A Protocol.

Please contact us to find out about how we can help create new recovery opportunities for your clients.

We can provide:
•  Workshops
•  EMDRIA Approved Basic Training for clinical staff
• General trauma training for line staff
• Training for agency owners, supervisors and managers on creating a treatment program based on the MET(T)A Protocol
• Ongoing consultation services for your agency