Every Moment of a Fall
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Every Moment of a Fall : A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy

Carol E. Miller was sixteen when the private plane piloted by her father crashed, pinning her in the wreckage, critically injuring her parents and killing her twelve-year-old sister. Compounding this traumatic event, her father told her he wished she had died instead of her sister. For the next twenty years, she labored under feelings of guilt and lack of self-worth. When another in a long line of personal crises landed her in therapy with an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner, she began at last to investigate the crippling effects of the plane crash. Using bi-lateral stimulation to access her fiercely guarded memories, she learned to challenge the belief that the crash was all her fault, and that she didn't deserve to be alive. This is a brave and revealing memoir of recovery from tragedy, and a fascinating, vividly narrated exploration of the increasingly popular eye-movement therapy developed to heal the wounds trauma leaves in its wake.

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Carol E. Miller And Andy Weisskoff In Conversation About EMDR Therapy

Carol E. Miller reading from Every Moment of a Fall at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
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  • "A primer on the impact of life-threatening trauma as well as the healing power of EMDR. Both author and reader emerge from the story grateful for grace."
    author of Denial: A Memoir of Terror
  • "Every Moment of a Fall is engaging as a Mary Karr memoir, with trauma material that resonates as powerfully as Tim O'Brien's work. The book has potential to bring real hope for recovery to those who may be hesitant to seek treatment."
  • "Every Moment of a Fall is a frank, open-hearted account of a woman's struggle with the trauma and disappointment that will ultimately transform her. Miller writes with a poet's exactness and imagery about childhood, religion, love, and friendship. Every M"
    National Book Award finalist for Friendswood
  • "Miller's book is a pioneer in conveying the patient's point of view in EMDR treatment. Her story is timely as more than a decade of research on trauma is now manifesting in a push toward trauma-informed care in most medical, mental health and substance mi"
    Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • "Riveting, compelling, sad, joyous. I read it between clients in two days. I could not put it down."
    Ed.D., Board-Certified Diplomate for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • "Most representations of therapists or therapy in art are painfully cringe-making. This is the most accurate description of the therapeutic process that I've seen... And what a great story of the liberation of the human spirit! I will definitely recommend "
    Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • "Every Moment Of A Fall is one of the most exquisite memoirs I have ever read. Carol Miller's prose crackles with bravery, honesty, and intelligence as she deftly recounts the tragic accident and complex childhood that left her struggling to simpl"
    New York Times Bestselling author of Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself