We’re thrilled with the feedback for our various EMDR Focus workshops, all with full-on, supervised practicum sessions to practice Attachment-Informed skills. A small selection of recent comments…

Learning how to resource so quickly [was especially useful]. I had been taking a lot longer to do this and it’s great to know if can be done fairly quickly and effectively. Learning how to bridge back while staying in the Right Brain was very useful and effective. The live demo was incredible. Very brave of Mark to do this

Soraia

This training is the missing link between EMDR standard protocol training and the intricacies of complex trauma EMDR practice. Evolution happens and trying to deny it just delays our illusion that we are in control!

Stuart

Blew my knickers off!!

Carolyn

I would highly recommend Mark’s excellent training. A combination of theory, live demonstrations and supported practice, this training will take your EMDR practice to the next level and give you the confidence to further enhance positive outcomes with your clients. Definitely one of the best PDs I have attended.

Deborah

I was touched by the generosity of the course handouts, which were extremely helpful in their characteristically visual, humorous and concise format. I experience Mark’s facilitation style as one of life’s great treats. He appeals to my inner child and my inner nutty professor, both of whom are inwardly squealing with delight at his use of rich metaphor and imagery

Roger

It’s been the most useful and well presented training I have undertaken for some time. I enjoyed it , even with the early start. It was also great to work online with people from across the world . Thanks for the opportunity. (Part 1 Aug 2021)

Thank you to EMDR Focus for the incredibly helpful training and practise day in London this September. I have subsequently had some incredible sessions using the modified protocol and being really active with interweaves. Of particular note was successfully processing a sexual abuse memory within a one-hour session. Thanks to the advice to check early on what is happening in

Ann

I was absolutely exhausted after 3 days of training & never felt more inspired in a long time in my work.

Kini

Grateful to your leadership, guidance, and support during this time. Online EMDR has been working awesome!! I am so pleased with the timing when I attended your workshop in London. Upon returning home, applying the techniques in person and online. It has been a streamline process for me, but having familiarity with zoom and online platforms made the transition much

Helen

I thought I’d share some feedback I just sent to Mark on the wonderful training he gave in New Zealand a few months ago For context I’ve had the chance to use the training some now and am starting to get more of a feel for it and have been able to see and hear feedback about the impact on

Maria

I was already a die hard attachment informed EMDR fan before doing any of Mark’s training but I feel like, after level 1, my practice moved to a whole different level. I had clients tell me that they felt 1 session using The EMDR Magic approach produced greater changes in their belief systems and behaviour than the 20 or so

Marie

I am so glad I volunteered for the demo for two very specific reasons – for myself and also for my practice as an EMDR therapist. As a therapist, the experience was invaluable, to fully experience such a shift for myself, it has increased my confidence greatly in helping clients to achieve big shifts. I have been using everything I’ve

Sharon

What you’ve taught me has transformed my therapy structure and depth and my clients are healing and transforming so fast I can’t quite believe it and have to pinch myself that it’s true! I can barely wait to learn more AI-EMDR.

I think anyone working with EMDR and complexity should do this training (Jan 2020).

Superb. I loved the honesty the group achieved and the fear reduction this engendered.

Sean

For someone who absolutely hates Marmite, I have to say I’m delighted to find I absolutely love Mark Brayne and his team…………what a remarkable training! I find my already impassioned enthusiasm for EMDR ignited even further by the last 3 days and I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to Unleash Part II. I cannot recall how

Mark is a brilliant and engaging speaker. He held my interest and I really respected his level of knowledge and experience (I am an experienced, senior clinical psychologist). The practicums really help consolidate the teaching.

After the meeting online with you last week I built myself a virtual studio which has been impressing my clients and giving them a bit of light relief from the life stresses they are all feeling. Strangely I feel I have made more progress in these sessions than I would have had in-person with the same clients. So far I

Maria

Mark, you are SO good at what you do, and I think I will be longing to be half as good as you for years to come. Thank you for imparting your wisdom and knowledge to us so we can at least try to get there! The PowerPoint was very well-done, informative, and engaging; the content itself was extraordinary. I

Since completing the training (Nov 2019) I’m witnessing some absolutely brilliant results. Each and every one of my clients now has a resource team, which they think is excellent by the way. After doing this with one of my longer term clients she then informed me she was ready to “do EMDR”; a breakthrough we had both been waiting for!

Sarah

I am someone who has really struggled to get going with using EMDR regularly with my patients and clients. I would get hung up on the protocol, struggling with NCs and PCs and SUDs! The key thing I have taken away is this simplified protocol, the concept that it does not have to be difficult, the learning around how the

At the time of doing your course, I had only four clients and worked two days a week as a theatre lawyer. […] I was quite on the verge of giving up and felt quite disempowered.  The training had a dramatic effect on me and my feeling of personal power and don’t they say “what you communicate out to the

Deborah

I have been blown away by your training, Mark. Having now completed Part 1, 2, AI-EMDR with couples, Case Conceptualisation (and intending to attend Parts in December), I am aware how your training has catapulted my couple work onto a whole new level of competence and confidence. My ability to conceptualise and validate the adaptive/maladaptive attachment strategies of younger traumatised

Utsa

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful training I have had with you. Following the couples training day I tried your way of working with a couple. The wife went first; she had a real AHA moment and realised her child self was seeking comfort and how that plays out in the relationship. She came to the conclusion that

Bella

My memory from the original training was that EMDR was a rigid robotic like model in its implementation, which didn’t resonate with me. A refresher training some years later opened me up to EMDR and it was from this point I started to use it. However, I felt inspired by this training. I feel it’s given me permission to be

I am understanding bridging much more and using it again to great effect… Going back to target more frequently is also really working… I feel as if I have had an “advanced”  EMDR course that has improved my knowledge. This is the only course I have been on and started using my learning straight away, so thank you once again.

Esther

This was probably the best CPD I’ve done. Mark is such a fantastic trainer. A little fast for me on Day 1, but the ideas really landed with me on Day 2. He has such a lovely, calm, respectful and compassionate manner that makes you feel safe. I loved the slides (compliments to your illustrator!) They really brought the ideas

I saw seven clients today, and I have to say that I brought so much of the training into the day and with really great effect.

Jacq

Mark’s enthusiasm and depth of knowledge [about Dreams] inspires and lead us on a journey of exceptional learning. Dreams are indeed the royal road into our internal psyche and Mark makes an excellent tour guide of the royal road.

The ability to use both this protocol & the standard one has been so incredibly useful & I wish I had done this training several years ago.

Nigel

Excellent (couples) course, loved how the AI-EMDR couple protocol dovetails so productively with Imago therapy/the CCPE approach to couple therapy. EMDR can be used to alleviate barriers to empathy and intimacy between the couple arising from early attachment wounding. Relatively basic innovation of getting the couple to tap each other is so effective, helps promote empathy, demonstrates and encourages self-regulation

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 knowledge, facilitation style and passion for EMDR [have] transformed my EMDR overnight and reignited my passion for it after it was slowly draining away through being frustrated by the standard stuff. Bravo!

Nicola

The wealth of resources accessible is very helpful. It did feel like a ‘proper’ training and very useful. Your training was well managed, nice flow to the day, info, demo, practice, feedback- a useful structure.

I just wanted to say a personal thankyou for the training the other week. It was really good and has reduced my anxieties about EMDR quite a bit. I was struggling with the basic protocol and trying to make it fit the very complicated clients I see in the NHS, I think the AF-EMDR is much more appropriate and I

Excellent training and incredibly practical and useful. Mark was very clear, compassionate and entertaining.

Nic

Excellent and captivating content and training. Not many 3-day trainings can keep me engaged the way these trainings do!

Annette

A fabulous combination of theory and practice, professionalism and warmth, seriousness and humour … all of which made for a brilliant learning environment. Skillfully done, thank you!

Even in one week the benefits I am seeing are amazing. Using the nurturing, protector and wise figures really helps the clients and they are reporting spontaneous “appearances” of the figures when needed in their lives. I’ve also felt at ease with myself to interact with the clients differently and use their imaginations more to great effect.

Liz

Astonishing clearly presented. Inspirational training. Goes to the core, reaches the places that talking therapy just can’t reach. This will change my practice forever! Thank you SO much

Keely

From the EMDR focus attachment training I have learnt so much. I completed part one and part two this year. It has absolutely transformed my practice. An analogy would be the standard protocol although good feels like vanilla icecream whereas the attachement informed EMDR I have done with EMDR focus is like the Ferrero Rocher with all the sprinkles on.

The training was intense and enlightening in ways I could not have imagined when I booked and at last I have a way to work effectively and without scaring the s**t out of my clients using the effective techniques learnt. Blew my knickers off!!! I was enchanted from start to finish!

I had one client who had really struggled to develop a peaceful image that really felt safe  – today she imagined being gently licked and lovingly encapsulated by a lion, protected by an eagle circling her while her partner kept watch, with an elephant’s herd surrounding them, and her breathing being co-regulated by the lion’s breathing, by an oak tree. What an

I have been using this approach since the training weekend with fabulous effects. It’s lovely to give the client more control & there’s no more ‘clunkyness’ going on! Which means the therapy flows more naturally.

Linda

This weekend has been the most significant training I have attended in my career! The possibilities for healing old wounds in my clients are endless, the best part is this can be achieved safely and at great speed. I feel invigorated with new passion for my work with others. A million thanks. Absolutely BRILLIANT.

Inspiring stuff ! It has shown me how to use EMDR in creative ways to help clients with processing difficulties.