Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic. Parts 1 & 2.

Workshop Details

  • Duration: Two-day online courses, on Zoom. Sept, Nov and Dec 2020. All 9am-5pm.
  • 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

Turbocharged by the Corona crisis and lockdown, we have switched our workshops to entirely online delivery, so browse on down for dates for our two-day courses, each with 12 EMDR Association UK CPD points.

There are two versions of the Unleash workshop, both with full facilitated work in triads and the opportunity seriously to practise new, focused skills in case conceptualisation, target identification and session structure.

Unleash Part 1 takes you through the basics of advanced, attachment-informed EMDR.

Unleash Part 2, also two days (though  we’re moving to shorter blocks over three days in the new year), takes you deeper and further, as the title suggests, into working with intergenerational trauma, dreams and parts.

Course Dates

Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic - Part One. Online.

Dates: Thur/Fri, Sept 10-11 2020. Fri/Sat, Nov 20-21 2020.

Venue: Online, on Zoom.

Cost: £295 (note that this includes VAT, full facilitation of triads & workshop materials).

Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic - Part Two. Online.

Dates: Thur/Fri Dec 3-4 2020.

Venue: Online, on Zoom.

Cost: £295 (includes VAT, full facilitation & workshop materials)

About these workshops

Workshop Outline

Each two-day UK workshop, following our three highly successful versions online since April 2020, has 12 EMDR Association UK CPD points.

In the light of Covid-19, these workshops also provide a unique opportunity to learn, at warp-speed, how to deliver impactful EMDR online, with full facilitation of triad practicums using Zoom’s online breakout rooms.

In these advanced trainings in integrative, attachment-informed EMDR, Mark Brayne teaches ways to work with the most complex clients, with tight focus on case conceptualisation and offering profound understanding of how childhood developmental issues play into most adult presentations in psychotherapy.

Unleash Part 1 takes you through the essential attachment-informed focus on case conceptualisation that will transform how you work with clients – asking yourself from the very beginning, “How did this person get to be this way, and therefore, where do we need to go in EMDR?”

With a strong and explicit emphasis on safety and powerful, richly imaginal resources, we get quickly and efficiently to the nub of how to change the way our clients experience themselves in the world now. Which, after all, is why they came into therapy in the first place.

Uniquely we believe (for the moment) in advanced EMDR training in the UK, we give you the space, especially and even online, to practise these new skills in full and for real, with detailed support from our experienced (and friendly!) team of EMDR Focus facilitators.

Unleash Part 2 refreshes those basic attachment-informed skills, adding powerful and often deeply moving approaches to addressing intergenerational trauma stories our clients are carrying from their parents, cultures and collective histories, learning also how to use EMDR with dreams, ego states and parts, and couples.

These workshops are open to therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols (and trained to at least Level 3/4), and built around full live demonstrations (yes, even online!) of using EMDR with attachment-informed traumas, with teaching, discussion and full facilitated practicums as both therapist and client.

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 bridging/floatback 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, in Unleash your EMDR Part 2, to working intuitively with intergenerational trauma, dreams, ego states/parts and couples.

(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.)

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.

Testimonials from our first Online Unleash your EMDR workshops

Your training is so good and so thorough, it’s like having the full training again, with extra. I love how it keeps to one central concept rather than reinventing techniques for different diagnoses.

I have been using everything I’ve learned and already am starting to see this make an incredible difference to three clients in particular. This is exactly what they needed. It also reinforced for me that as a learner I really need that experiential element to consolidate what I learn by reading.

Mark and team create an immediately and incredibly trusting and safe environment in which to work. This enables vulnerabilities to come forth and realise effective work from the get go.

One of the most powerful and valuable courses I have experienced.

Mark’s enthusiasm for EMDR, and his love of teaching, which is clearly a passion for him, is infectious and what makes training with him so enjoyable and leaves you wanting more!

I believe this training will revolutionize my EMDR practice with clients.

Mark’s passion for working in an attachment-informed way is inspiring and his depth of knowledge immense. The quality of the written materials provided is excellent.

It was an incredible weekend, with so much amazing knowledge delivered so compassionately. It has completely transformed how I approach my EMDR sessions and given me the ability to reach an entirely new level of healing with my clients. Genuinely transformative and magical weekend

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 on both training days of advanced EMDR with a real personal issue. This can be a very powerful experience, both for the group and for the volunteers kindly offering themselves to work openly this way.

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