Francine Shapiro death: EMDR Institute originator cause of death

Francine Shapiro death happened Sunday, June 16, 2019. The beloved originator of EMDR therapy – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing died at age 71.

Francine Shapiro death

Announcing Francine Shapiro death, EMDR International Association wrote in a statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR therapy.

Dr. Shapiro dedicated her life’s work to the development of this transformative psychotherapy model.

Her research, perseverance, dedication, and passion led the way to create a path to recovery for an inestimable number of people around the world. Dr. Shapiro’s legacy lives on through her work, the EMDR community, and those who have found healing and hope through EMDR therapy.”

What is EDMR?

EMDR – Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a psychotherapy treatment developed by Shapiro in the late 80s and early 90s.

EMDR is believed to reduce the effects of PTSD and other traumatic events by diverting your attention. The treatment involves the patient recalling traumatic events while the EDMR trained therapist directs your eye movement. EMDR, according to reports, can help reduce the psychological response of the trauma.

Francine Shapiro death:

Shapiro died Sunday, June 16, 2019. Her cause of death is yet to be revealed.

Read touching tributes from loved ones:

  • From charles figley

Francine Shapiro has died. She not only invented EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and enabled tens of thousands of traumatized people find relief. She helped practitioners help with minimum compassion fatigue because both client and practitioners saw results.

  • From Ad de Jongh:

On Sunday June 16th Francine Shapiro, the founder and developer of #EMDR therapy, passed away. I am touched and profoundly grateful for what she achieved for the community, therapists and clients across the globe. @EMDRIA

  • Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD.

Sadly, Dr. Francine Shapiro, has passed away. Dr. Shapiro was the originator and developer of the powerful form of psychotherapy known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Thank you for your legacy. RIP.

May her soul rest in perfect peace.


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