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…

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

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!

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)

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

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

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

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!

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

Stuart

Blew my knickers off!!

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

Ann

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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