For first time in Australia and New Zealand!!
With Mark Brayne, EMDR Europe-Accredited Consultant & Parnell Institute Trainer
Auckland, Sat-Sun July 25-26, 2020 | Venue to be confirmed – may also be three days…
Sydney, Sat-Sun August 1-2, 2020 | Sydney Harbour View Hotel, North Sydney
Melbourne, Sat-Sun August 15-16, 2020 | Melbourne Treacy Centre, Parkville
Perth, Fri-Sat August 21– 22, 2020 | St Catherine’s College, Perth
Note: Workshops run from 0900-1700
Each with 12 hours of Continuing Education/CPD credits. Participation qualifies for registration on the Parnell Institute Find-A-Therapist website.
AU/NZ$495 (includes GST)
Therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols are invited to join our first EMDR Focus workshops in Australia and NZ, with practical coaching in Dr Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused approach to working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.
Conceived and presented in partnership with Dr Parnell, author of the key EMDR texts Attachment-Focused EMDR and A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, these workshops are built around teaching, discussion, a full live demonstration of AF-EMDR in action, and supervised dyad work as both therapist and client.
With support from our EMDRAA-accredited EMDR Consultant colleague Annabel McGoldrick, we’re bringing these workshops in 2020 to Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with Mark Brayne as workshop leader, and Jutta Brayne plus, we hope, James Thomas (for Auckland) joining in as facilitators.
Attendees on our Unleash your EMDR workshops are introduced to:
- 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 the bridging technique 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 importance and value of session structure when working with childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences,
- and, if we have time, also to working intuitively with transgenerational trauma and dreams.
Feedback from previous workshops has been very positive:
One of the best courses I have ever attended. Thanks to all of the facilitators for, not only their knowledge and experience, but for creating such a safe and supportive space for us to practise in.
Mark is the best trainer I have come across. He exudes expertise, is engaging, compassionate – and I would even use the word “gifted”- at what he does. For me, EMDR has come to life!
Brilliant! I was staggered at the speed of the modified / simplified protocol.
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 creative approach to Attachment-Focused EMDR brings clarity and focus to working with the root causes of trauma, and the demonstration session was very inspiring.
It was a wonderful and inspiring weekend – learning on so many levels, and this approach certainly expands the possibilities for EMDR within psychotherapy.
Mark Brayne’s own research into Dr Laurel Parnell’s AF-EMDR, presented at the March 2018 London conference of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland, drew on returns from nearly 90 AF-EMDR-trained therapists and nearly 50 clients treated with this approach, and highlighted the value and power of working in this way with more complex presentations.
Without challenging the place of the Standard Protocol in EMDR training, the workshop aims to inspire and resource clinicians currently struggling with how best to use EMDR with complex clients, also generating practice-based evidence in how appropriately to work with more difficult client groups.
Note that these workshops include a full, in-depth and live demonstration on day one of AF-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.
On day two, participants are invited to work in pairs on similarly real issues, using the tools of AF-EMDR, and this too can go surprisingly deep.
We find that participants value this opportunity, both as therapist and client, noting that the experience can be unsettling in the past at how powerfully this unfolds.
You will of course have the opportunity to decline to bring personal issues to the practicum, but for your own sake and that of others on the workshop, please do allow space for a willingness to be vulnerable, as well as to be bold. That’s how we learn!
For biographies of our workshop facilitators, see here. And to remind…
To book, or for more information, click here.
If you need to cancel up to six weeks before the workshop, we will refund your fee minus a 10% handling charge. After that, refunds will be at the discretion of Annabel McGoldrick and EMDR Focus.