London Mon-Tue Sept 16-17 2019
Healing Relational Trauma and Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR
12 EMDR Association UK CPD points
Very last minute (see below…), we’re delighted to welcome Dr Parnell for her first workshop in Europe focusing on the ideas in her her new book for EMDR with addictions, Rewiring the Addicted Brain.
We’ll meet at our new training venue, the Radnor Hall next to the Wesleyan Chapel (home of Methodism) in London’s City, and this will be of interest not just to colleagues already trained in Laurel’s Attachment-Focused approach to EMDR, but newbies too.
Through lecture, slides, and videos of live client sessions, and LOTS of discussion and Q&As, you’ll learn how to integrate an attachment-focused, brain-wise approach into treating clients with addictions and dysfunctional behaviours, as well as practical tools you will be able to use immediately with your clients.
Laurel is bringing this workshop to the UK at the beginning of the same week she’s delivering her enormously popular and long-sold-out three-day workshop on the basics of Attachment-Focused EMDR.
But with a waiting list for her workshops over here of well over 150 (she’s coming back next year, in September 2020), we’re thrilled that she’s unexpectedly got the space (hence the short notice) to share her newest ideas with us.
As Laurel writes in her blurb for this two-day workshop, which she’s also delivering in Houston in the US just before flying over to us, addiction is of course costly – not only for our clients, but for their families, friends, employers, and communities as well.
Over these two days, you will learn a holistic, integrative approach for treating addictions and dysfunctional behaviours that is brain-wise, resource-based, trauma-informed, and attachment-focused.
Research has shown that the addictive process is an interaction of impairments in three functional systems: motivation-reward, affect regulation, and behavioural inhibition.
When we can focus our treatment in these three areas – using EMDR-related techniques to help support motivation, increase affect regulation, and increase control over dysfunctional behaviours – we may be better able to break the addiction cycle, and support our clients in a life free of addictions.
This workshop addresses these areas integrating methods from attachment-focused EMDR, resource tapping, and what Laurel calls her new “Connecting the Consequences” Protocol.
Attachment-Focused EMDR extends the use and benefits of EMDR and bilateral stimulation for use with clients who have been typically less responsive to traditional EMDR protocols due to acute or chronic relational trauma and attachment deficits.
Those deficits include the effects of childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, parental drug or alcohol abuse, caregiver misattunement, secondary trauma, and the cumulative effects of all.
Drawing from her extensive clinical experience, Laurel Parnell, PhD, has found that to work more successfully with addictive behaviours, it is important to incorporate an attachment-repair orientation to all phases of EMDR work.
She found that by making adjustments to the EMDR phases and standard procedural steps, clients experienced more complete resolution.