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 EMDR - THE BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY FOR OVERCOMING ANXIETY, STRESS AND TRAUMA  - Francine Shapiro  

 
 
EMDR has been evidenced to effectively help with anxiety, public speaking, panic attacks, depression, triggers, cravings, trauma, and other mental disorders. 
 
To create and strengthen positive networks in the brain, providing us with internal resources we can easily access. 
 
EMDR builds resilience, and creates a sense of internal and external safety which leads to Emotion Regulation. 
 
EMDR helps the brain to adjust its view of previous situations so we can have a healthier perspective and more positive thoughts about life and ourselves. 
 
EMDR resolves the troubling thoughts and feelings related to distressing memories. 
 
EMDR therapy can help to strengthen feelings of confidence, calmness and mastery. 
 
 
 
 
You can't go back and change the beginning, but we can start where we are and change the ending - C.S. Lewis 
 
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, and is a sophisticated, psychological processor for treating trauma and PTSD. EMDR was originally developed in California between 1987 and 1991 by Dr Francine Shapiro and is one of the most widely researched methods for working with psychological trauma and PTSD. EMDR is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). EMDR is applied to people who have experienced war related trauma, sexual assault, surgical trauma and car accidents and is now being used to help people with phobias, pain management and many other issues such as depression and anxiety. 
 
The beauty of EMDR is that you are working with neural memory networks and receiving new organic information during the process. 
 
EMDR activates the bilateral stimulation of the brain (activating both hemispheres) through the use of eye movements, or tapping. When this is applied alongside the sequenced 8 phases, people are able to process the negative cognitions, intense emotions and physical sensations which were embedded from the traumatic event.  
 
 
 

Faculty 

Rachel Fairhurst is known for her extensive knowledge in working with complex trauma and PTSD; this knowledge and experience brings an enhanced understanding of the model, its application and the physiological effects of processing trauma. Everyone will experience and apply the different resourcing, stabilisation techniques and the EMDR Protocol while being at ease in this relaxed, fun learning environment. 

Dates 

MODULE ONE - June 12/13 2021 MODULE TWO - 31 July/ 01 Aug MODULE THREE 11/12 Sep 

Fees/Payment options 

Each Module is £500 , there are an extra four mandatory supervision session which are £100 each. Finance options are available, please enquire for further information. 

Module 1 

Welcome to your first module of EMDR - this weekend is full of everything you need to propel your practice and career to the next level. 
 
A streamlined training to support your transition and consolidate your knowledge of previous practice and personal experience. You will be taught how to apply EMDR in a safe, strategic and informed way. 
 
The delivery of the course ensures you will have the confidence to integrate the 8 phases of this world-renowned psychological processor into your current discipline. 
 
Theoretical frameworks of EMDR, an Introduction to assessment for the application of EMDR, Neuroscience of Trauma and PTSD , Safety, Stabilisation and Resourcing, Memory and the application of EMDR 
 
Initially we examine the model of EMDR and the sequence of the 8 phases, how these work, and how to distinguish who is appropriate and who is not appropriate for the safe use of this modality. 
 
Safety to practice the application of EMDR is imperative for the wellbeing of the people you work with and for the success of your practice. You are taken through an assessment phase and educated about how to decipher assessment and use the results to inform EMDR practice and create relief hrough resourcing. 
 
Each phase is experiential, which means we all get to participate in hands on practicing with each other, within a guided, fun, safe learning environment. 
 
You will learn to distinguish the different symptom of Hyper- and Hypo- arousal. Rachel Fairhurst has a wealth of education and training behind her and is dedicated to ensuring extra content is available to elevate your learning experiences and to top up your strategy tool kit. 
 
Stabilisation and resourcing is embedded throughout the whole weekend. You will learn multiple techniques, which ones are appropriate to use and in which sequence, depending on the presented symptoms . Working with trauma is a complex process, however working with it safely is easy when you know how. 
 
Neuroscience is key to understanding how the people you work with experience life, trauma and treatment. We take you through a practical theoretical framework with experiential exercises to consolidate your knowledge and ground theory to practice. 
 
Memory is an integral aspect to processing trauma. Traumatic memories are misfiled during the traumatic experience. You will learn about memory processing and how EMDR supports people in overcoming and processing these experiences. We will explore the role of the Hippocampus and how conscious memory can become unavailable during dissociation. 
 
You will have the experience of observing a live demonstration of the EMDR protocol. 
 
And finally you will get multiple EMDR practices in throughout the weekend. You will be working in small groups and experience the delivery of EMDR and receive EMDR. 
 
Online trainings are slightly different. You will experience lots of techniques, however the Protocol practice will need to be recorded with a volunteer for observation and feedback. 

Module 2 

Welcome to your second module of EMDR - a highly comprehensive and intensive learning experience. You will gain insight to the neurobiology of emotion and learn how to apply the protocol effectively and safely with more complex issues. 
 
A streamlined training to support your transition and consolidate your knowledge of previous practice and personal experience. 
 
You will be taught how to utilise EMDR in a safe, strategic and informed way with more complex emotions. 
 
The delivery of the course ensures you will have the confidence to integrate the 8 phases of this world renowned psychological processor into your current discipline. 
 
A critical exploration of working with EMDR and emotions, further assessment, stabilisation & resourcing while including an integration of understanding emotion regulation, memory processing and how to assess for PTSD. These themes are embedded within the EMDR protocols and are essential for setting up practitioners for coping with more complex cases. 
 
Practice consolidation of EMDR, sharing our success stories and unpicking how the protocol has been so successful (using practice examples and linking them to different theoretical frameworks learned in Module one). 
 
It is always imperative to know exactly what you are working with, therefore you will learn how to integrate a specialist assessment system of c-PTSD through experiential learning to achieve enhanced safety to practice. 
 
Each day is delivered as an experiential workshop, practitioners will gain theory practice observations and group work. 
 
Working with flashbacks is a key feature when working with Trauma. Flashbacks can occur as physical, auditory, intrusive images and emotional. You will be taught a protocol for flashbacks reduction and learn how to use EMDR within this context of treatment. 
 
Emotion regulation is explored through neuroscience and with hands on practice using a combined approach of a top down framework combined with the bottom up approach of EMDR. 
 
Applying EMDR within a systemised framework, meaning to create a more complex treatment plan, including the sequence and application of all the learning so far, to treat and process a single traumatic event. 
 
Explore how maladaptive cognition's can underpin behaviour patterns and become negative belief systems 
 
Traumatic grief is highly common yet often a taboo subject. I work with many people who have lost children, loved ones and friends to illness, miscarriage, gang wars, suicide, car accidents and so on. We explore the concept of traumatic grief and how it impacts a person's life. We will then go through a systemised process of applying the EMDR Protocol to process traumatic grief. 
 
Finally, you will get multiple EMDR practices in over the two days. You will be working in small groups and experience the delivery of EMDR and receive EMDR. 
 
Online trainings are slightly different - you will experience lots of techniques, however the Protocol practice will need to be recorded with a volunteer for observation and feedback. 

Module 3 

Welcome to your third module of EMDR, a highly comprehensive and intensive learning experience. You will gain insight to the neurobiology of emotion and learn how to apply the protocol effectively and safely with more complex issues. 
 
An in-depth training connecting all learning to establish solution-focused outcomes for the people we work with. 
 
You will be taught how create highly successful outcomes using a multi-modal strategy for combined processing. 
 
The focus of the course is to support your transition into becoming effective and relaxed practitioners. 
 
An exploration of working with EMDR and somatic experiencing dissociation,. Again, this is highly intensive and experiential. You will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding of EMDR so you have an embodied sense of knowing. Every aspect of the full course is to offer you a road map and strategy to apply and utilise the three phased approach to working with trauma. 
 
Again, we start this course by consolidating our experiences and learning from the previous weekend. We will also share our success stories and reflect on how our learning of emotion regulation has advanced and enhanced our practice. 
 
Recognising and responding to the partnership between trauma and addiction is imperative for supporting a successful recovery. We explore the different complex aspects of addiction and how to work with it from a trauma-focused perspective, meaning we implement the three phased approach in unison with the EMDR protocol for Addiction. 
 
Working with trauma and the body, we explore a somatic experiencing EMDR protocol, underpinned with the science of physiology. Helping people to feel safe in their bodies is an essential aspect to recovering from trauma. A large percentage of people who experience trauma carry the traumatic shock and experience with them throughout life. 
 
The SE approach aims to safely release traumatic shock 'frozen' in the body at times of overwhelm, allowing for a natural transformation of both PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early childhood trauma - Peter Levine 
 
 
Life is an endless stream of experiences. Many people experience multiple, single traumatic events. These can be worked on independently and systematically, however there is a strategy to which one you target first. We will implement the EMDR protocol in partnership with a multi-modal approach to learn how to process a single traumatic incident. 
 
Finally, you will get multiple EMDR practices in over the two days. You will be working in small groups and experience the delivery of EMDR and receive EMDR. 
 
Online trainings are slightly different - you will experience lots of techniques, however the Protocol practice will need to be recorded with a volunteer for observation and feedback. 

Student testimonials 

I loved the enthusiasm Rachel has, her knowledge is up-to-date and she has the ability 
to bring theory alive - ROMY GRACIEN 

Course structure 

The structure of the course 
 
The foundation ITS model for EMDR is delivered over three 2 Day Events. To reach certification each delegate will need to attend all three modules, access the online resources (after module two), complete three case studies and receive four didactic supervision sessions. 
 
Each module includes theoretical frameworks, practice observations and experiential learning. 
 
We are fully independent from EMDRIA, yet follow the same phases of EMDR. This system is in line with the tri phased model which is considered the gold standard of treatment for Trauma and PTSD. The framework we adhere to is a nationally recognised framework which has 7 themes, which are in line with all our accredited therapeutic qualifications and CPD training. The themes are: 
 
(1) To work safely, legally and ethically as a Trauma-Focused Practitioner. 
(2) Critically reflect on the use of Trauma-Focused Therapy for building a Therapeutic relationship. 
(3) Integrate and apply a diverse range of inventories for assessment while incorporating neuroscience and trauma-focused systems for effective evidence-based treatment planning. 
(4) Use a trauma-focused approach to work with individual clients and meet their needs. 
(5) Work with self awareness as a therapist, using a trauma-focused approach. 
(6) Use trauma-focused theory, research, techniques coherently within therapy. 
(7) Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness while applying Trauma-Focused Therapy. 
 
We can guarantee you a specialised, professional training with excellent content delivered by people who all share the same vision of providing cutting edge education and skills which empower workers to support the people. 

Who can apply 

Are you eligible? 
 
Previously EMDR training has been an exclusive, hard to obtain modality. However, we believe it should be inclusive to qualified professionals who want to provide a solution and deliver an enhanced level of care. 
 
Therapists and counsellors 
Hypnotherapists & those working with NLP 
Youth offending & support workers 
Drug and alcohol workers 
Domestic abuse workers 
Sports therapists 
School counsellors 
Coaches 
Speech and Language Therapists 
Somatic therapistsRachel Fairhurst and Joshua Isack Smith 
Grief counsellors 
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