Working in close partnership with Dr Laurel Parnell in the USA, we’re passionate at EMDR Focus about empowering fellow therapists to Release the Magic, as we put it, of this extraordinarily powerful therapy.
If you’re already trained in EMDR, you’ll know the central position of what EMDR’s founder Francine Shapiro termed the Standard Protocol (SP).
At EMDR Focus we honour the value of that Protocol’s eight-phase/three-pronged structure, encouraging our workshop attendees and supervisees at the same time to build on that, and take EMDR to deeper relational levels with their clients.
We know colleagues who’ve trained in EMDR and never quite got going with it.
We know many too who do use it but, especially when working with clients presenting with more complex dysfunction rooted in childhood experiences of attachment to primary caregivers, find themselves at times constrained by what can be misunderstood as Standard Protocol rigidity.