In Memory of John Marquis

John_MarquisJohn Marquis was volunteer, board member and long time supporter of Trauma Recovery/HAP.  He will be dearly missed.  We are very honored that his daughter, Priscilla Marquis, has followed in his footsteps as a very active supporter and volunteer.  We are extremely thankful for the donations being made in his memory and will continue to work towards our mission as passionately as he did.  Priscilla shared this note with us:

John Marquis, EMDR Facilitator, passed away on Thursday March 17th at his home due to complications from Kidney Disease. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. For those who didn’t know him, John Marquis was one of the EMDR Pioneers who attended one of Dr. Shapiro’s first trainings. He worked to spread the word about EMDR and encouraged Joseph Wolpe to get trained. He published a case series of 78 cases. He sponsored one of the early EMDR Trainings at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He worked as a facilitator for the EMDR institute for many years. John was also on the EMDR HAP Board for four years and did many humanitarian trainings over the years, the first of which was an independent humanitarian training in Nicaragua. He travelled to Oklahoma City to work with survivors of the bombing, to Florida to work with Hurricane survivors and to Bangladesh. He continued his humanitarian work until his retirement when he was 80 years old. Most of all, my father performed thousands of EMDR sessions with his private practice clients over the years. He worked with anyone who came through his door, regardless of their ability to pay. He helped his clients to transform trauma with the help of EMDR and a lifetime of clinical skills. If anyone would like to pay tribute to him, he would be most honored by a donation to Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP, his favorite charity. Sending love, Priscilla

Coming Soon!! Live Streaming & On Demand Specialty Trainings

Train in the comfort of your own home! 

Trauma Recovery/HAP will soon be offering an assortment of Online Specialty Training presented and developed by experts in the field of EMDR Therapy.

Here is just a sample of some of the upcoming trainings: CaptureCapture2

CEUs and EMDRIA Credits will be available.


Next Online Training:
Roger Solomon – Utilization of EMDR & Traumatic Grief
Click here for more information
Stay tuned for our official launch offering a
FREE 1-Hour training with FREE CEUs!

Help bring trauma recovery to earthquake survivors in Nepal

The effects of trauma impact far beyond what the eye can see.  It is this personal suffering and pain that we want to address.  The 7.8 magnitude quake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 and the 7.3 magnitude aftershock that followed on May 12, sent devastation throughout the region.

Our goal is to provide the building blocks for the road to healing in Nepal, but we cannot do this without your help.

Click here to donate or create your own fundraising page for Nepal.

Upcoming Specialty Workshop Presented by Carol Forgash

EMDR Treatment of Health Related Problems


Learnings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

EMDR can be integrated into the comprehensive treatment of health related problems by processing obstacles that may be complicating healing, such as traumas related to early abuse, past and current difficult medical treatment, chronic illness, pain, the traumas that patients experience when they become ill, and other somatic issues. The intertwined effects of these problems on mental health will be explored. Research indicates that many who have PTSD and adverse childhood experiences will have even more severe health problems than the general population. Data from the ACE study ( the critical relationship between trauma and health issues.

March 19-20, 2016
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James Street, Suite 403
New Haven, CT 06511

(13) EMDRIA Credits
(13) CEU Credits

Presented by:Carol Forgash, LCSW

Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD, is the director of Advanced Educational Productions. She is a Facilitator for EMDR Institute Trainings. She specializes in treating dissociation, trauma, performance enhancement and health issues. Carol is a well-known speaker and has presented at EMDRIA and ISSD international conferences. Carol also co-authored “Healing the Heart of Trauma and dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy” and numerous clinical articles.



From Our Family to Yours…





We wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Our warmest wishes to you and yours for a joyous Thanksgiving and holiday season. We are thankful for your support and participation in the Trauma Recovery/HAP community. Because of your involvement, thousands of people around the globe will experience again the comfort and joy that a traumatic experience had taken away. The work we all do is important, but it wouldn’t be possible without you.

Thank you.

Paper Tigers Screening Near You!

“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five‐fold.

Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of verite and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

CT Screening of Paper Tigers:

October 28, 2015

6:30 PM

Shubert Theatre New Haven, CT

Admission is free but registration is required. Visit for details and to register.

Note: Mature content. Not suitable for all audiences. Discretion is advised.

For those located outside of CT please visit for showings near you!



It was great seeing everyone at this year’s EMDRIA Conference in Philadelphia and we look forward to next year in Minneapolis!

THANK YOU to our Raffle Prize Donors:

Michael Corkery, Neurotek Corp;  Robbie Dunton, EMDR Institute;  Linda Ely;  Peter Kingan, PhD;  Cynthia Kong and Gerald Puk;  Carol Martin;  Carolyn McNally;  Joni Panelli, HeartMath;  AJ Popky;  Springer Publishing


CONGRATULATIONS to our Raffle Winners:

Susan Arland; Wilma Bass; Anne Giel; Barbara Hensley; Kim Johnson; Ken Kernagis; Barbara Korzun; Robert Manrique; Amoree Lanaha; Janice Lowe; Mary Ellen Safford; Alex Silberstein; Zona Scheiner; Halusia Witkowski; Cheri Yadon; Jamie Zabucovec


Last, but not least:  THANK YOU to all Raffle Participants for donating to our organization!!

Alex Silberstein; Allison Bennett; Amoree Lanaha; Anne Giel; Aurora Casta; Barbara Korzun; Barbara Hensley; Betsy Prince; Billie Orenbach; Bob McKenney; Brenda Mirly; Bruna Maccarrone; Carman Klassen; Carol Farthing; Cheri Yadon; Christine Schlottman; Darlene Forester; David Eliscu; Deb Silveria; Debbra Haven; Diane A; Diba; George Abbott; Gina Colelli; Halasia Witkowski; Irene Seigel; Jamie Zabukovec; Jan S; Jane Hart; Janice Lowe; Jennifer Daniels; Jessica Hagan; Joset Munro; Julie Redmond; Keith; Ken Kernagis; Kim Johnson; Mark Nickerson; Martine Got; Mary Snieker; Mary Ellen Safford; Mary G; Mary Jo Smrekar; Mary Masaandaro; Mary Plonka; Mary Smrekar; Maudie Ritchie; Michael Crouch; Michael Peck; Michelle Browning; Minta Pont; Nazneen Mercham; Patti Levin; Patti Lyerly; Patty Henry-Schneider; Peggy Gale; R Irving; Renee Krieger; Richard Gibson; Robert Manrique;   Rosanne Baatz; Sheile Devlin; Stephanie Hawotte; Susan Arland; Susan Aruano; Suzanne Borstein; Syd Taylor; Verena Salvi; Vicky Cole; Warren Faber; Wilma Bass; Zona Scheiner; Zun


Visit our booth at the 2015 EMDRIA Conference in Philadelphia!

Conference_logo Trauma Recovery/HAP will once again attend the annual EMDRIA Conference.  If you will be in attendance please visit us at our booth!  We will have information for prospective and current volunteers, meet and greets with our Directors, raffle and dance tickets, products from our resource center, a donor Honor Wall and much more!

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We also invite you to join us at our Annual Fundraising Dance at the conference on Saturday, August 29th.  It will follow immediately after the EMDRIA Awards Dinner and tickets will also be available right outside of the entrance.  This year’s band will be the very talented: Lima Bean Riot.  Check them out and we hope to see you on the dance floor!

HAPpy 4th of July!


 Wishing you a happy and healthy 4th from all of us at Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs!

PTSD Awareness Month: June 2015

June is PTSD Awareness Month!  Those of us who provide treatment,

such as EMDR therapy, to those suffering from trauma know

the devastating effects it can have on a person’s life when left

untreated.  Join us in sharing knowledge and educating others

this month to help spread PTSD awareness.