Unleash Your EMDR: Release the Magic – Australia Online 2020 & in person 2021

Workshop Details

  • Start Date: 2020-07-31
  • Duration: 3-evening 2:30-7:00 PM AEST
  • Capacity: 50


  • Workshop Led By Mark Brayne
  • Qualifications EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant & Parnell Institute Training Facilitator

Course Summary

Advanced Clinical Workshops in Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR, with Mark Brayne. 3-day online (thanks to Corona) workshop in August 2020 and 2-dayers in person (we hope) in 2021.

Course Dates


Date: Fri July 31st, Sat Aug 1st & Sun Aug 2nd 2020 : 2.30pm – 7pm (AEST) each day

Venue: ONLINE! Via Zoom.

Cost: AU$550 (includes GST)

Sydney 2021

Date: Fri 30 – Sat 31st July, 2021. 9am-5pm

Venue: Sydney Harbour View Hotel, North Sydney

Cost: AU$700 (TBC – includes GST)

Melbourne 2021

Date: Fri 13th – Sat 14th August, 2021. 9am-5pm

Venue: Melbourne Treacy Centre, Parkville

Cost:AU$700 (includes GST)

Perth 2021

Date: Fri 20th – Sat 21st August, 2021. 9am-5pm

Venue: St Catherine’s College, Perth

Cost: AU$700 (includes GST)

About this workshop

Course Outline

Advanced Clinical Workshops in Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR. Each with 12 hours of Continuing Education/CPD credits. Participation qualifies for registration on the Parnell Institute Find-A-Therapist website.

With support from our EMDRAA-accredited EMDR Consultant colleague Annabel McGoldrick, we’re holding our first workshop online, thanks to the Corona virus, at the beginning of August 2020, over three afternoons/early evenings, and hoping to bring the workshops in 2021 to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

We’ll be thrilled to welcome therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols (and trained to at least Part 2 level), joining what will be the first EMDR Focus workshops in (and for) Australia, with practical coaching in Dr Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused approach to working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.

Conceived and presented in partnership with Dr Parnell, author of the key EMDR texts Attachment-Focused EMDR and A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, these workshops are built around teaching, discussion, live demonstrations (yes, even online) of AF-EMDR in action, and supervised dyad work (yes, yes, even more interesting that we’re doing this online!!) as both therapist and client.

All will have Mark Brayne as workshop leader, and Jutta Brayne, Annabel and other UK-based EMDR Focus Facilitators will be joining in, in the first instance on the wonderful online conferencing and training platform Zoom.

Needless to say, the August 2020 workshop will offer an opportunity to learn not just Attachment-Focused EMDR, but how to deliver EMDR online with passion and focus, in training led by the UK’s leading exponent and advocate of Online EMDR.

Mark Brayne’s own research into Dr Laurel 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.

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 transgenerational trauma and dreams

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 Attachment-Focused 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 a full, in-depth and live demonstration on day one of AF-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.

On day two, participants are invited to work in pairs on similarly real issues, using the tools of AF-EMDR, and 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!

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel up to six weeks before the workshop, we will refund your fee minus a 10% handling charge. After that, refunds will be at the discretion of Annabel McGoldrick and EMDR Focus.

Book Today

Unleash your EMDR - Australia - Booking Form

To book or register interest in one of Mark Brayne's Laurel Parnell-approved EMDR workshops online for Australia 2020 or (hopefully) in person 2021, please complete the form below and let us know which workshop works best for you.

Enter Email
Confirm Email
An invoice will be emailed to you after we receive your form.