Working with formative experiences and stories, including trauma, that are handed down the generations is an increasingly important part of the approach we offer at EMDR Focus to using EMDR in an attachment-informed way.
Intergenerational trauma as we call it – the right-most arrow on the right of the image – very often sits at the heart of what clients bring. (And note that another term is transgenerational, though the term trans of course also has other meanings these days.)
These can be understood as disturbances that aren’t primarily “theirs” as it were, but inherited from parents and family/cultural systems, from personal to observed experience, and also, as is now much better understood, epigenetically.
And as such, they can be targeted and resolved, sometimes with astonishing power, with the standard tools of attachment-informed EMDR.
Working with intergenerational stories is at the heart of our three-day/15-hour Unleash your EMDR Part 2 workshop, but here we’re offering a five-hour one-off introduction with appropriate CPD points from both EMDR UK and EMDRIA, with presentation, live demonstration, discussion and a bit of space to practise in pairs/triads. (And yes, the essential content will be the same as day one of Unleash Part 2, so consider this either an introduction or revision.)
With a US-focused workshop behind us in October, we’ve now got one more in the timetable, pitched at an Australia-friendly time in February 2024.
Cost £95 (approx USD120 or AUD180 ).