Unleash Your EMDR: Release the Magic – Part 2 Australia Online 2020 & Part 1 In-Person 2021

Workshop Details

  • Start Date: 2020-10-02 14:30:00
  • Duration: 3 evenings 2:30-7:00 PM AEST approx TBC
  • Capacity: 60


  • Workshop Led By Mark Brayne & colleagues (see Who We Are tab at the top of the page).
  • Qualifications EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, Director EMDR Focus Ltd.

Course Summary

Clinical Workshops in Advanced Integrative EMDR, with Mark Brayne. 3-day online Unleash Part 2 workshop October 2020.

And two-day Unleash Part 1 workshop in Sydney end July 2021 led by EMDRAA Board member Annabel McGoldrick.

Course Dates



Date: Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4 2020 : approx (TBC) 4.00pm – 9.00pm (AEST) each day (led from the UK)

Venue: ONLINE! Via Zoom. Open only to those who have done the Unleash Part 1 training.

Cost: AU$595 (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)

About this workshop

Course Outline

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

With support from our EMDRAA-accredited EMDR Consultant colleague Annabel McGoldrick, we’re holding our second Unleash your EMDR workshop online for Australia in October 2020, covering intergenerational trauma, parts and dreams, and planning to bring our hugely successful Part 1 workshop in 2021 in-person to Sydney.

For Part 1 EMDR Focus workshops, we welcome therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols, with practical coaching in an Attachment-Informed approach to working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.

See here for a blog report on our first Unleash your EMDR Part 1 workshop for Australia in July/August 2020, with some 60 colleagues taking part (including Steve’s Big Crow puppet featured above!).

Part 2, open to those who have already attended our own EMDR Focus Part 1 workshop with Mark Brayne, is now scheduled for October 2020, adding intergenerational EMDR and working with Parts and Dreams to the basics of Attachment-Informed EMDR.

All our workshops are built around teaching, discussion and live demonstrations of AF-EMDR in action, with supervised triad work as therapist, client and observer.

Mark Brayne is online workshop leader, with Jutta Brayne, Annabel and other UK-based EMDR Focus Facilitators joining in on the online conferencing platform Zoom. August 2021 will be delivered in person by Annabel, in Sydney.

Although these workshops no longer have 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 with more complex presentations.

Without challenging the place of the Standard Protocol in EMDR training, our workshops aim 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).
  • And for Unleash Part 2, the role of intergenerational trauma, parts/ego states and dreams in advanced EMDR.

(Please note that we spend only a short time on the science, theory or practice of attachment in general, emphasising rather how EMDR can be brought to bear on presenting distress that has roots in a client’s early attachment experience. All attendees are expected to have already a functioning basic knowledge of attachment theory.)

Testimonials from our first Online Unleash your EMDR workshop, April 2020

Quite literally the best training course I have ever done.

Mark’s passion for working in an attachment-informed way is inspiring and his depth of knowledge immense. I believe this training will revolutionise my EMDR practice with clients.

Really will make a huge difference to my work and understanding myself. EMDR now fits in to my model and I can relate to it so much more.

The teaching on integrative EMDR was incredibly valuable and has had an immediate impact on my practice with very powerful effects.

My enthusiasm for EMDR has been re-vitalised completely. The novel use of technology was done skilfully and it worked very well indeed.

Really nice handouts, clear and well reproduced. The protocol was particularly well designed all on one side of A4. The style was friendly and approachable with lots of visual content. It felt generous and made me very happy to have all these measures available in one pack.

And from earlier workshops.

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 full, in-depth and live demonstrations of 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 pairs and triads on similarly real issues, using the tools of attachment-informed 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.

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