Unleash your EMDR with Mark Brayne: Advanced Clinical Workshops in Attachment-Focused EMDR 2019-20.

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Unleashing EMDR in Manchester, January 2019

AF-EMDR Workshops with Supervised Practice

With Mark Brayne

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant & Parnell Institute Trainer

Fri/Sat Nov 22-23 2019 | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hawthorn Square, Forth St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3SA.

Fri/Sat Jan 17-18 2020 | Wesleyan Chapel, 49 City Rd, London, EC1Y 1AU SOLD OUT (Waiting List)

Fri/Sat April 17-18, 2020 | Wesleyan Chapel, London.


Fri/Sat Nov 20-21 2020 | Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Avon, Bristol BS8 3NB

For New Zealand in July 2020, click here. For Australia in August 2020, click here

Note: Workshops run from 0900-1700

Each 2-day UK workshop with 12 EMDR Association UK & Ireland CPD Points.

Participation qualifies for registration on the Parnell Institute Find-A-Therapist website

Cost: £350 (includes VAT, full facilitation & workshop materials)

To Book…

Therapists already familiar with basic EMDR protocols (and trained to at least Level 3/4) are invited to join a continuing series of EMDR Focus workshops with practical coaching in the Attachment-Focused approach to working with client dysfunctions rooted in developmental experiences in childhood.

Personally endorsed by Dr Laurel Parnell, author of the key EMDR texts Attachment-Focused EMDR and A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, these two-day workshops are built around teaching, discussion, a full live demonstration of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) in action, and supervised dyad work including full supervised practicums as both therapist and client.

Feedback from our previous Unleash Your EMDR workshops has been very (indeed, almost embarrassingly!) positive:

Brilliant! I was staggered at the speed of the modified / simplified protocol.

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!

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.

Attendees are introduced to:

  • 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 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 the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs);
  • and, working intuitively with transgenerational trauma and dreams.

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.

Health warning!!

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, but some have been unsettled in the past at how powerfully this unfolds.

You will of course have the opportunity to decline to take part, but please do be prepared to bring to this training a willingness to be vulnerable, as well as to be bold. That’s how we learn!

For biographies of our training Facilitators, see here. And to remind…

Cost: £350 inc VAT.

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 EMDR Focus.