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"DNMS has been a most valuable tool! Clients have walked into my office with symptoms of chronic pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, dissatisfaction with themselves, their jobs and their relationships. After just a few months using the DNMS protocols, they are energized – feeling connected in the moment. If there could ever be a therapy that allows someone to 'have a happy childhood today' - it is DNMS."

JESSICA BOLLINGER, LCSW - Lexington, Kentucky

"At last - a way to help clients actually and literally heal from early childhood wounds. DNMS has transformed my practice. My clients are experiencing profound and lasting change at levels deeper than I would have believed possible."

LYNN FOERSTER, PhD, - Westlake Village, California

DNMS and Karen's Practice

"DNMS has been a cure for some of my clients who have tried everything to lift their depression. It truly has been a miracle in their lives. DNMS has helped my dissociative clients integrate their ego states in a gentle safe way where they always feel in control of their therapy. It has eliminated panic attacks completely in my clients with Panic Disorder. It has given hope to many of my clients who have tried everything else. I use it successfully for clients who dissociate too easily to be successful with EMDR and to stop the negative tapes that play in client’s heads from caregivers, abusers, or people of influence in their life."

What Is DNMS?

The DNMS is an ego state therapy designed to treat a wide range of clients, symptoms, and issues. This includes adults with complex trauma wounds, such as those inflicted by verbal, physical, and sexual abuse; and with attachment wounds, such as those inflicted by parental rejection, neglect, and enmeshment.

The DNMS is based on the assumption that the degree to which developmental needs were not adequately met is the degree to which a client is stuck in childhood. It starts by guiding clients to establish three internal Resources: a Nurturing Adult Self, a Protective Adult Self, and a Spiritual Core Self. Together these Resources gently help wounded child ego states get unstuck from the past by meeting their unmet developmental needs, helping them process through painful emotions, and by establishing an emotional bond.

Alternating bilateral stimulation (made popular by EMDR therapy) is applied at key points in the process. The DNMS focuses special attention on healing maladaptive introjects (ego states that mimic abusive, neglectful, or dysfunctional caregivers). Since these wounded ego states cause the most trouble for clients, their healing results in a significant benefit. As introjects heal, clients report unwanted behaviors, beliefs, and emotions diminish.

What Does DNMS Treat?

  • Elimination of chronic depressive disorders
  • Lessening or complete elimination of OCD behaviors
  • Reduction or elimination of anxiety including panic attacks and phobias
  • Complicated grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Desensitizing emotional triggers that lead to relapse in addictions
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Complex trauma wounds, such as those inflicted by verbal, physical, and sexual abuse
  • Attachment wounds, such as those inflicted by parental rejection, neglect and enmeshment
  • Those struggling with never having felt understood
  • Those who need affirmation
  • Those who cannot turn off the inner "tapes" of hostile caretakers
  • Those who are codependent