Dr Stephen Dansiger

Preparing for his July 2018 London workshops with EMDR Focus, Stephen sent us two delightful biographical summaries.

One is appropriately professional. The other is personal and fun – so unable to decide which was more apposite, we’re posting both. And hoping you join us on July 27 in London to meet the man himself.

Version One

Stephen Dansiger is founder and creator of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions).

He incubated the protocol at Refuge Recovery Centers since 2015, and is now training other private practitioners and agencies in this treatment method.

Buddhist mindfulness and EMDR therapy represent the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice for the treatment.

He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and provides EMDR Basic Training and advanced workshops through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

He also teaches Dharma classes at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and other centers internationally.

He is coauthor (with Jamie Marich) of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (Springer, 2017), and the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers.

And here is Stephen’s alternative narrative:

Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played in a toy rock band and then got sober in the 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and a sought after clinician and meditation teacher in the 2000s.

Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, become a master EMDR therapist and provider of Basic Training with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and helped set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers.

At the center he developed and incubated the MET(T)A Protocol, a design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the anchor.

He gives regular Dharma talks at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, is beginning production of two podcasts, seeing patients, and supervising and guiding young clinicians.

At all other times, he is wrangling and entertaining his 8 year old daughter.

Dr. Steve’s book Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers is available in paperback and Kindle.

His collaboration with colleague Dr. Jamie Marich, EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care was released by Springer Publishing in November 2017.