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…

Dr Laurel Parnell EMDR Workshops UK

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 left brain stuff (NCs, SUDs etc) interferes with the right brain process totally made sense and I can see where and why I have been stuck.

Thank you, I think this is really going to make my practice so much more effective for my clients and patients.


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!


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 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 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.

As an individual, I felt completely held by the process. I appreciated your gentle but completely focused approach. I’m sure you can imagine that this consistent challenge in my life goes through peaks and flows.

As a mother it is a real challenge and I know I have this familial legacy of ploughing through and just getting on with things. It’s easy to get into a groove of doing everything myself and this experience really reminded me that others have lots to offer me that it’s not helpful for me to go it alone psychologically.

The experience was so healing. When we finished that day, I went downstairs and hugged my son for a long time, it felt so different as so much of my anger had just melted away. My heart felt so much more open.

Things have been calmer since we did the workshop and I firmly believe that EMDR session has contributed to that.


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 have used your method 4 times on online and every time it has worked amazingly !!!! with the SUDs reducing to zero AND a VoC of 7.

I have done a bridge back to early childhood on 3 out of 4 and my most challenging client who has different parts ( I have worked with her for 5 years) made an amazing eureka moment at the end of processing.

I would never have imagined how powerful this work could be online and `I would say to others give it a go- build up your confidence in online work. The EMDR community has been really supportive and I am humbled by all the contributions when we are all under such pressure.


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 easier. #divinetiming


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 have started to weave it into my practice.

Unleash you EMDR attendee

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 universe it brings back”.

Anyway within 10 days I had taken on 12 clients and really haven’t looked back. […] I know as a therapy I have something special to offer people now and isn’t it funny how incidents that talking therapy cannot resolve disappear so quickly with this AF-EMDR.  I know I’m on to something here.  I’m up to 18 clients now…

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

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.

Blew my knickers off!!


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!

This method has totally transformed my practice. My clients are truly astonished at how well they can process. I am super grateful to you all – it has really helped to slow my practice and totally re-connect to my clients. Tapping may seem simple, but, you so helped when you told me to “really commit” to my client, Mark. I was also advised to be more gentle from other instructors, (and) again my clients have responded so, so well to this.

Huge, huge thanks. Keep doing what you’re doing, because you have no idea how many lives you are actually changing for the better!

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!

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!

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 in front of all of us and it worked so well. This showed me how much confidence he and I can have in these techniques.

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

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!

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.

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

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 the body, I realised almost immediately when the client began to dissociate. I was then able to ground them quickly and carry on in a way that felt safe and contained, until the target was fully resolved. The client felt empowered and able to let go of anger. It was just amazing!