Parnell on the way, and new focus for Focus

After 18 months of silence on this blog, it’s time to update briefly with the exciting news that Laurel Parnell’s workshops in September this year are already filling fast, with York generously over-subscribed (sorry to those who are missing out) and London heading over the half-way mark towards our max of 150 delegates.

The enthusiasm among our EMDR colleagues in the UK to learn Laurel’s attachment-focused way of using EMDR is most gratifying, given also the reservations some in our community have about whether her modified protocol is kosher, with its simplification of Phase Three assessment and special emphasis on resourcing, interweaves and structure.

It’s good to see the future of the Standard Protocol high on the agenda of this week’s annual EMDR UK and Ireland conference in London, since without flexibility and innovation, all models of therapy risk atrophy and marginalisation.

Occasional or indeed regular visitors to our EMDR Focus website might notice that the design is changing – and will do so again in the near future as we switch to a self-hosted site.

With Laurel Parnell, Jamie Marich and Jim Knipe as well as our growing team of UK-based facilitators and supervisors (watch this space) we hope that EMDR Focus will with time develop into a portal to connect colleagues to the very best expertise in bringing EMDR to bear on the widest range of clinical presentations in psychotherapy, complex as well as simple.

To which end, if you can’t make Laurel’s training in September, there’s still space on Mark Brayne’s Transpersonal EMDR weekend in glorious North Norfolk from June 23 to 25 (here’s an article explaining the focus), and at Jamie Marich’s day on EMDR and Mindfulness in London on Sunday April 23.

And don’t forget either the opportunity to hear Jamie explain how to Make EMDR Simple and use it with every client, at our EMDR Association East Anglia regional networking day at the UEA in Norwich on April 22.

If you like what we’re doing, let us know and we look forward to seeing you at future training events.

If you don’t like what we’re doing, all the more, let us know and give us your feedback, and we invite you with equal enthusiasm to join us and explore where we can make EMDR sing for our clients.

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