Unleash Your EMDR New Zealand – Online 2020 and either online or in person 2021

Workshop Details

  • Start Date: 24-07-2020
  • Duration: Two day workshop with optional extra day for practice/going-deeper
  • Capacity: 50


  • Workshop Led By Mark Brayne/Annabel McGoldrick
  • Qualifications EMDR Europe-Accredited Consultant

Course Summary

Advanced Clinical Workshop in Integrative Advanced EMDR 2020, with Mark Brayne. A 2/3 day course now, with Corona, taking place online. Plans for July 2021, either online or with Annabel McGoldrick training in-person, are still under review.

Course Dates

Online for NZ, July 2020

Date: Fri 24th – Sat 25th July 2020 (optional extra day on Sun 26th)

Times: Each day 0700-1100 and 1800-2200 local NZ time (UK time Thur/Fri/Sat 2000-2400 and Fri/Sat/Sun 0700-1100 –  non-Kiwi international participants welcome).

Venue: Online, using the Zoom conferencing platform.

Cost: NZ $650 (2 days) | NZ$ 800 (3 days) | Prices include GST.

Auckland July 2021

Date: Fri 24th – Sat 25th July 2020 (optional extra day on Sun 26th)

Venue TBC: Either online or  Glendowie Historic Homestead, 268 West Tamaki Rd, Auckland

Cost: NZ $750 (2 days) | NZ$ 900 (3 days) | Prices include GST.

About this workshop

Course Outline

Advanced Clinical Workshops in integrative and transpersonal EMDR. Each with 12 hours of Continuing Education/CPD credits.

Thanks to the Corona virus and international quarantine and travel restrictions, Mark Brayne will now run this workshop in July 2020, early morning and evening over three days.

EMDR Focus hopes to bring the workshops back to NZ in 2021, either online led by Mark from the UK or in-person led with EMDRAA Board Member Annabel McGoldrick.

All therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols (and trained to at least Part 2 level) are welcome, joining workshops specifically for colleagues in New Zealand, with practical coaching in working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.

The workshop is are built around teaching, discussion, live demonstrations of attachment-informed EMDR in action, and supervised dyad/triad work as both therapist and client.

The July 2020 workshop has Mark Brayne as workshop leader, with Jutta Brayne, Annabel McGoldrick and other UK-based EMDR Focus Facilitators joining in on Zoom with a focus on EMDR especially for early developmental trauma, in training led by one the UK’s leading exponents and advocates of online EMDR.

Although this workshop no longer has the formal endorsement of our US colleague Dr Laurel Parnell, author of the definitive EMDR texts on working with attachment, Mark Brayne’s research into Dr Parnell’s AF-EMDR, presented at the March 2018 London conference of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland, drew on returns from nearly 90 AF-EMDR-trained therapists and nearly 50 clients treated with this approach, and highlighted the value and power of working in this way with more complex presentations.

Without challenging the place of the Standard Protocol in EMDR training, the workshop aims to inspire and resource clinicians currently struggling with how best to use EMDR with complex clients, also generating practice-based evidence in how appropriately to work with more difficult client groups.

Mark and Jutta know NZ well, and in 2016 tandemed length of both islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff with their then-NZ-based daughter. A triumph of bi- and tri-lateral stimulation…

Course Focus
  • Attachment-informed case conceptualisation, and the importance of understanding and working with attachment in addressing the root causes of most client presentations
  • The use of creative imagination in the effective resourcing of even the most complex clients
  • The proactive use of the bridging technique to identify developmental targets most likely to deliver change in a client’s current life
  • A wide range of imaginal and creative interweaves to facilitate client healing in accordance with the principles of Adaptive Information Processing
  • The importance and value of session structure when working with childhood trauma and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Working intuitively with intergenerational trauma and dreams

The core NZ workshop runs Friday-Saturday, with an extra day for those who’d like to stay on for further facilitated practice, and especially to explore EMDR for intergenerational trauma on which Mark presented in October 2019 at Dr Parnell’s Parnell Institute Conference in San Francisco.


Brilliant! I was staggered at the speed of the modified / simplified protocol.

One of the best courses I have ever attended. Thanks to all of the facilitators for, not only their knowledge and experience, but for creating such a safe and supportive space for us to practise in.

Mark is the best trainer I have come across. He exudes expertise, is engaging, compassionate – and I would even use the word “gifted”- at what he does. For me, EMDR has come to life!

It was just the most incredible weekend, absolutely life-changing personally and professionally. It has changed and shaped my EMDR practice for ever more. Thank you!

Mark’s creative approach to EMDR brings clarity and focus to working with the root causes of trauma, and the demonstration session was very inspiring.

It was a wonderful and inspiring weekend – learning on so many levels, and this approach certainly expands the possibilities for EMDR within psychotherapy.

Health Warning

These workshops include full, in-depth and live demonstrations of integrative EMDR with a real personal issue. This can be a very powerful experience, both for the group and for the volunteer kindly offering themselves to work openly this way.

Participants are invited to work in triads on similarly real issues, using the tools of this way of using EMDR. This too can go surprisingly deep.

We find that participants value this opportunity, both as therapist and client, noting that the experience can be unsettling in the past at how powerfully this unfolds.

You will of course have the opportunity to decline to bring personal issues to the practicum, but for your own sake and that of others on the workshop, please do allow space for a willingness to be vulnerable, as well as to be bold. That’s how we learn!

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