Unleash Your EMDR: Release the Magic Australia & NZ – Part 1 2021. Now online.


  • Start Course: 2021-07-30 16:00:00
  • Course Duration: 12 contact hours for CPD purposes.
  • Course Capacity: 63


  • Instructors Annabel McGoldrick and Mark Brayne
  • Department: EMDRAA and EMDR UK Accredited Consultants, Training Facilitator and Director EMDR Focus Ltd.

Course Summary

Clinical Workshops in Advanced Integrative EMDR. Three part-day Unleash your EMDR Part 1 workshop now online at Australia/NZ-friendly times, led by EMDRAA Board member Annabel McGoldrick.

Part 1 Course Date for Australia.

Online for Oz 2021

Date: Fri 30 July – Sun 1 Aug, 2021. 4pm-9pm AEST

Venue: Now Online

Cost: GBP375 (invoiced from the UK, so no GST)

About this workshop

Course Outline

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

Following our hugely successful online delivery of Unleash your EMDR Parts 1 and 2 for Australia and New Zealand in July/August last year, we’re now bringing the workshop to Oz/NZ again at the same time this year, 2021, and with a Covid-determined change of plan, again online.

We had hoped that this year, we’d be able to do this one in-person in Sydney, with the workshop led by our EMDRAA-accredited Consultant colleague Annabel McGoldrick.

But, it is not to be, so with plenty of time to turn the supertanker, do join Annabel, Mark and their EMDR Focus colleagues on Zoom, (very) early in the morning our UK time and we hope manageably into the evening for you Down Under, from 4pm to 9pm Friday to Sunday.

The workshop is for 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.

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

Without challenging the place of the Standard Protocol in EMDR training, EMDR Focus 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).

(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 Australia Unleash Part 1 July 31-Aug 2 2020

Thank you Mark and team. I absolutely loved the training. In anticipation of the training, I was worried about it being online (sustaining attention, hearing the speakers properly) however I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to attend for the time period set over the 3 days and how engaging it felt with the facilitators and participants.

I am reasonably new to EDMR, however have used the new protocol quite a few times this week already and am blown away by the results. THANKYOU!

It is the first time I have done any webinar training longer than an hour. I was in trepidation that I would be too tired or it would not hold my attention. How wrong was I?

The formatting over three days was excellent so I wasn’t overly tired, and also had time for me to process my learning. The skills practice felt very intimate and the use of the chat room felt everybody had a voice.

(I learned) how this will fill the gaps in the No Words protocol and Standard Protocol. How fabulous Attachment-Informed and Intergenerational EMDR is and how contained and containing it is (when used well).

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.

While we find that participants value this opportunity, both as therapist and client, the experience can be triggering. For our part, we commit to doing our best to keep the training safe and contained. We correspondingly ask participants to take responsibility for their own responses, and to remain at all times open and respectful towards the processes and learnings that will unfold as the workshops proceed.

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.

By registering for an EMDR Focus workshop, and recognising that participation can involve both observation and personal experience of sometimes profound trauma processing, participants agree to take appropriate responsibility for their own emotional wellbeing, and to ensure they have access to any necessary therapeutic and/or supervisory support following the workshop.

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 EMDR Focus.

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