Belief Eye Movement Therapy – Google

“I apologize for any confusion. You are correct that Stan Dokmanus is the developer of Belief Eye Movement Therapy (EMDR). I appreciate your attention to detail! 😊

Francine Shapiro, on the other hand, is the creator of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which shares some similarities with Belief Eye Movement Therapy. EMDR was specifically designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related symptoms. It uses bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements) to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional impact.

Again, I apologize for any oversight in my previous response. If you have any more questions or need further clarification, feel free to ask!?

Google included (EMDR) after Belief Eye Movement Therapy. That’s misleading.

They are similar. However, anyone can learn to do BEMT, Belief Eye Movement Therapy. DM me, Stan Dokmanus for more information.


The use of medications like buprenorphine, Ativan, Suboxone, and methadone in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders has been both praised for its efficacy in harm reduction and criticized for potentially perpetuating a cycle of dependence. While MAT can be effective in managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, it often doesn’t address the underlying psychological factors driving addiction. This is where Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) comes into play.

CBT focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to addiction. It helps individuals identify and challenge core beliefs, such as those that grant permission to use alcohol or drugs, and replace them with healthier alternatives. By targeting these beliefs early in treatment, CBT aims to disrupt the cycle of addiction at its core.

Wanberg and Milkman’s assertion that long-term behavior change requires addressing core beliefs aligns with the principles of CBT. Without addressing underlying beliefs that support substance use, individuals may continue to struggle with addiction even if they temporarily abstain through MAT.

Judith S. Beck’s emphasis on addressing permission-granting beliefs underscores the importance of early intervention in changing the cognitive processes that maintain addiction. By challenging these beliefs, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and reduce the likelihood of relapse.

One of the strengths of CBT is its adaptability to different types of addiction and individual needs. It can be integrated into various treatment settings, including MAT programs, to enhance outcomes by addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

Furthermore, CBT has demonstrated efficacy in reducing substance use and preventing relapse across a range of populations and substances. Research has shown that individuals who receive CBT as part of their treatment are more likely to maintain abstinence and experience long-term recovery compared to those who rely solely on medication.

While MAT plays a valuable role in managing the physiological aspects of addiction, it should be complemented with interventions like CBT to address the underlying cognitive and behavioral factors. By incorporating belief change strategies into treatment, we can empower individuals to break free from the cycle of addiction and achieve lasting recovery.

BEMT, Belief Eye Movement Therapy was created to help people with limiting, permission-granting core beliefs about AOD and CTC.

How Do Words and Beliefs Affect Addiction, Criminal Behavior and MH?

How can you use the CBT map below to help patients and clients have better SUD treatment outcomes?

Words and beliefs play a profound role in shaping mental health. The language we use internally and externally can influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Matthew Perry had volumes of limiting self-talk, beliefs and values.

What’s an example of using effective words and beliefs?

Positive affirmations and beliefs can foster resilience and well-being, while negative self-talk and beliefs can contribute to anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Use your words. Your positive words.

Words affect your beliefs. After reading his book four times, I still can not find where he mentioned any of his treatment providers doing belief change work with him and for him.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) emphasizes the importance of identifying and challenging irrational beliefs to promote mental well-being. Words are the building blocks of beliefs.

You can’t just talk about that with clients. You need to help them to change their permission-granting, AOD beliefs.

The power of language extends to societal attitudes and stigma surrounding mental health, highlighting the need for promoting positive narratives (words) and destigmatizing language.

Understanding the impact of words and beliefs on SUD underscores the importance of fostering a supportive and empowering linguistic environment. That’s HOW. This CBT map shows the process.

Belief Eye Movement Therapy, BEMT, can help clients and patients change their limiting beliefs. DM me if you’d like more information.

The CBT map image is from Belief Eye Movement Therapy. $6.99.

Change Limiting Permission-granting Beliefs with Belief Eye Movement Therapy.

“There will be no long-term (AOD-CTC) behavior changes unless you change limiting, permission-granting core beliefs and values first. (Wanberg, Milkman, Beck.) That’s the purpose for developing BEMT.

How could it make a difference?

Matthew Perry was in treatment half of his life. He’s dead. Could it GET any worse?

Beliefs Eye Movement Therapy is about identifying and changing limiting, permission-granting beliefs.

How would you have used this CBT map image along with BEMT to help “Matty?”

DM me if you would like more information for help or about how this will help your clients and employees.

The CBT map image is from “Belief Eye Movement Therapy.”