Unleash your EMDR – UK

Workshop Details

  • Duration: Two-day online course, on Zoom. Fri-Sat Apr 17-18. 9am-5pm
  • Capacity: 50


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

Course Summary

With Mark Brayne: Advanced Clinical Workshops in Attachment-Focused EMDR 2020. 2-day courses Online, and in Bristol & Glasgow.

Course Dates


Date: Fri 17th – Sat 18th April 2020. 9am-5pm

Venue: Online, on Zoom

Cost: £350 (includes VAT, full facilitation & workshop materials)


Date: Fri 20th – Sat 21st Nov 2020. 9am-5pm

Venue: Corona-permitting, Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol, BS8 3NB

Cost: £350 (includes VAT, full facilitation & workshop materials)


Date: Fri 4th – Sat 5th Dec 2020 9am-5pm

Venue: TBC

Cost: £350 (includes VAT, full facilitation & workshop materials)

About this workshop

Course Outline

Each two-day UK workshop, including our first (still experimental) Online version in April, comes with 12 EMDR Association UK & Ireland CPD Points. Participation qualifies for registration on the Parnell Institute Find-A-Therapist website.

In the light of Corona, you’ll also learn, at warp-speed, how to deliver EMDR online, with full pairwork facilitation using Zoom’s clever online breakout rooms facility.

Therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols (and trained to at least Level 3/4) are invited to join a continuing series of EMDR Focus workshops with practical coaching in the Attachment-Focused approach to working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.

Personally endorsed by Dr Laurel Parnell, author of the key EMDR texts Attachment-Focused EMDR and A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, these two-day workshops are built around teaching, discussion, a full live demonstration (yes, even online!) of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) in action, and supervised dyad work (yes, yes, even online!!) including full supervised 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 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

(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.


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 both training days of AF-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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