The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy

A highly effective therapy
for treating dissociative,
attachment-wounded adults

What is the DNMS?

The DNMS is an ego state therapy for healing adults stuck in unwanted behaviors, beliefs, emotions, and urges that are rooted in childhood attachment wounds.

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Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC

DNMS Developer

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Free Introductory Webinars

Watch one of two Introduction to the DNMS webinars. One is for EMDR therapists. The other is for everyone else. They’re both available to watch right now. They’re one-hour long. Most therapists can get 1 CE.

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Comprehensive DNMS Training

Learn the basic DNMS stabilization interventions
with a 16-hour self-study training alone, or in
combination with a 9-week interactive class.

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DNMS Books

The latest book, Ego State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Attachment-Wounded Adults for EMDR, provides excellent guidance for all therapists who struggle to stabilize dissociative clients.

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The TheraTapper

A device for delivering alternating bilateral tactile stimulation for EMDR and DNMS therapy.

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