Live AI-EMDR Therapy Demonstration/Discussion Workshop (1st Thursdays and 4th Wednesdays each month) .

Colleagues already trained in EMDR and curious how the Attachment-Informed version works are welcome to join us for live online AI-EMDR sessions with a monthly volunteer.

There are two sessions per month, always on the first Thursday at the US-friendly time of 1630-1830 UK, and then every fourth Wednesday, 0730-0930 UK time, for colleagues in Australia/NZ as well as the UK.

See boxes on the right for dates and details – and note that the Zoom link is the same one those already Unleash-trained will have had from the original workshops.

These sessions don’t have EMDR Association UK CPD points, but on request we can issue attendance certificates for your continuing professional development documents for BACP, BABCP, UKCP or other accrediting bodies.

Note that recordings will be made of these sessions for sharing only with those personally present on the day.

As on Unleash Part 1, these sessions show in practice how the following principles can be brought to bear on EMDR on the front line.

  • Attachment-informed case conceptualisation, and the importance of understanding and working with attachment in addressing the root causes of most client presentations.
  • The use of creative imagination in the effective resourcing of even the most complex clients.
  • The proactive use of bridging/floatback to identify developmental targets most likely to deliver change in a client’s current life.
  • A wide range of imaginal and creative interweaves to facilitate client healing in accordance with the principles of Adaptive Information Processing.
  • The essential importance and value of session structure when working with attachment-informed developmental deficits from childhood.

These workshops include full, in-depth and live demonstrations of EMDR with a real personal issue. This can be a very powerful experience, both for the group and for the volunteer kindly offering themselves to work openly this way.

While we find that participants value this opportunity, the experience can be triggering. For our part, we commit to doing our best to keep the workshop 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, and to ensure they have access to any necessary therapeutic and/or supervisory support following the workshop.