Bilateral Base – Apps & Equipment for Online EMDR Therapy
This article is relevant if you want to use auditory bilateral stimulation (BLS) with a client AND you or your client will be using an Apple iPad/iPhone.
Auditory BLS may be a good option when working with clients who are using a tablet/phone because of the small screen size of these devices. This can make successful use of the Virtual Light Bar more challenging.
A tablet screen may be usable with some clients if they hold it fairly close to their face, however smartphone screens are, in most cases, too small and another form of BLS such as auditory BLS or butterfly taps may be more appropriate.
Due to a technical limitation of Apple iPads/iPhones, auditory BLS does not work as intended when accessed via a web browser these devices. See below for how you can use auditory BLS successfully with your clients when either you or they are using an iPad/iPhone
(Tip – Please check carefully if you’ve been using auditory BLS on other EMDR platforms, as the same challenges delivering auditory BLS to iPads/iPhones exist on other platforms, but they often don’t mention this to their therapists unless you specifically ask them. If you have been using auditory BLS with clients on another EMDR platform, it may not have been working correctly and you just didn’t realise. If in doubt, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.
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