AI-EMDR Online Practice Sessions, 4th Friday (Aus/UK) and 2nd Thursday (UK/US).

Colleagues who’ve already done at least Part 1 of our Unleash Your EMDR workshops are invited to join us for an experimental set of monthly online practice sessions, where in a tight three hours you get to work in supervised dyads with your skills in Attachment-Informed EMDR.

Each time there’ll be a short introduction and Q&A with Mark Brayne for any burning questions before you get going.

Then it’s an hour each way for real with a similarly-trained and experienced AI-EMDR colleague, with supervision/facilitation, followed by a half hour or so to discuss in the wider group the challenges that came up.

You can for example work on:

  • Case conceptualisation;
  • Target identification and bridging;
  • Proactive interweaves in Phase 4, and the balance of doing the work and staying out of the way;
  • Session Structure (always getting back over the bridge by the end of the session);
  • Intergenerational targeting;
  • Working with Parts;
  •  Dreams;
  • And anything else you want to test-drive in a safe and supportive environment.

Cost is just £95 a session, and we meet:

  • Every month 4th Friday at Australia/UK-friendly times of 0730-1030 UK (1830-2130 AEDT, 1630-1930 AEST).
  • 2nd Thursday at UK/US-friendly times, 1630-1930 UK (0830-1130 US West Coast/1130-1430 East Coast).

See you there?

It’s all very well learning the basics of EMDR and then of AI-EMDR on the workshops, with demos and theory and a short opportunity to test-drive new ideas in triads.

But how do we implement these approaches in actual practice, with clients who may not be (and often aren’t, let’s face it) quite so amenable and open to deep work as EMDR-trained colleagues also wanting to learn.

These practice sessions, still somewhat experimental, offer space to try out new ideas, with real-time facilitation from members of our lovely EMDR Focus support team.

As ever, we explore how our clients got to be the way they are, and what therefore are the developmental EMDR targets that need processing.

These days involve full, in-depth, live experiences of EMDR, which can be a powerful experience both for the group and for those willing to share perhaps their own stories.

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.

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.

They will furthermore ensure they have access to any necessary therapeutic and/or supervisory support following the workshop.