Mindfulness-based EMDR

By Dr Alexandra Dent

Thursday 10th September 2020 4 pm to 6.30 pm

Mindfulness practice has become increasingly popular as a therapy and the principles of Mindfulness can be broad and far-reaching.  Mindfulness is often understood as ‘meditation’ but it is so much more than this.  It consists of ‘informal’ and ‘formal’ mindfulness practice.

 

Until recently, Mindfulness has not commonly been applied to EMDR therapy.  However, when used in the preparation stages, Mindfulness can have very beneficial and powerful effects.  The main resources currently used in EMDR include the safe place, container and light stream, all of which are very effective but learning Mindfulness can specifically help individuals stay grounded in the ‘present moment’.  Mindfulness increases a person’s awareness in everyday life, especially when they may have previously drifted or dissociated.  Clients learn how to stop getting caught up in distressing thoughts and emotions and instead notice a sense of present awareness, peace and calmness.  It can increase a person’s window of tolerance for processing distressing memories.  Mindfulness complements other techniques such as the Back of the Head Scale (Jim Knipe) and fits perfectly with key aspects of EMDR, especially learning how to tolerate difficult and distressing emotions, awareness of physical sensations and the body scan.  By learning the techniques of mindfulness, often in just one or two sessions, clients build up their resources and coping strategies and feel very prepared for EMDR desensitisation and beyond.

 

This webinar will cover:

 

  1. An overview of the benefits of Mindfulness.
  2. How to explain Mindfulness comprehensively but simply to clients – both informal and formal practice.
  3. How Mindfulness can be applied and implemented within EMDR therapy including tools to implement Mindfulness exercises to clients (both children and adults).
  4. This webinar contains a few videos (with the client’s consent). Please only attend the webinar if you consent to NOT recording (in any format) any parts of the videos.

 

Dr Alexandra Dent is a Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with individuals across the age span in Independent Practice in the East Midlands, UK. Areas of interest include trauma, attachment, mindfulness and spirituality.  Alexandra is an active member of the EMDR community and is a Europe Accredited EMDR Child & Adolescent Consultant, EMDR Consultant, Training Facilitator, Chair of the EMDR C & A Committee and Chair of the SIG in EMDR & Spirituality.  She is trained in teaching mindfulness, has presented mindfulness workshops to the EMDR Community both National and Internationally, she attends retreats and embodies living mindfully.  She is also a published author, which includes writing about how to use mindfulness in clinical practice.

 

 

Topic: EMDR Association Free Webinar -Mindfulness-Based EMDR

Time: Sep 10, 2020 04:00 PM London

 

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There is no need to register but just click the link 10-15 minutes before the event starts.

 

This is open not only to EMDR therapists who are members but also EMDR therapist non-members, so feel free to forward this to colleagues to ensure a broader reach for the event.

 

CPD credits will be awarded by the EMDR Association UK for this event for members.  A certificate will be available to download after the event on the EMDR Association website afterwards.

 

This webinar will not be recorded as it has clinical material and consent has only been given for the sake of the delivery of the webinar not to be stored by EMDR Association UK. It is also limited to 500 guests.

David is a Consultant Clinical & Health Psychologist (Chartered) and EMDR Consultant-in-Training, in private practice.  Specialising in Adult Mental Health he later focussed on Chronic Pain, both before, and now after, the new-fangled EMDR.  Along the way, he has been a Yoga teacher and a Martial Arts instructor.

This webinar will illustrate the essence of trauma as experienced by high-speed train drivers faced with ‘causing’ death, having had no hope of avoiding it. Sometimes their trauma is intense, and it is not unknown for drivers to go on to commit suicide themselves. All of them were referred for EMDR as the counselling they had already received was not working, leaving them off work for months, often making matters much worse. A key area for discussion will be how the interaction of personality, ACEs, family life and the working environment can all conspire to make treatment a potential nightmare in itself.

This will be a sharing of clinical material that turned out to be extremely useful with this client population, including how to recover when things go wrong. A very high percentage of drivers seen returned to work with only one or two making a positive career change instead. While this is a specialist area, some of the theory and practice presented here will be generalisable to therapy for anyone with complex PTSD following the belief they have caused someone’s death.

This is open not only to EMDR therapists who are members but also EMDR therapist non-members, so feel free to forward this to colleagues to ensure a broader reach for this event.

The event will be run through Zoom, it is limited to 500 registrants, but if you cannot log on, it will be recorded and available on EMDR Association UK website the following week.  There is no need to register but just click the link 10-15 minutes before the event starts. The Zoom link will also be on the association website under CPD events and here below.

Topic: EMDR Association Free Webinar 

“EMDR therapy with train drivers subject to fatalities” David Pike.

Time: Jul 17, 2020 04:30 PM London

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If you are not able to make this, the recorded version will be available a few days following the event if you follow this link HERE. This is also where all the previous webinars recordings are saved if you still wish to access these.  The CPD certificate will also be loaded with the recording in due course.

FREE EMDR UK ASSOCIATION WEBINAR WITH 1 HOUR CPD CREDIT

Following the success of our free webinar series on Online EMDR therapy, we have further free webinars being planned.

The first of which will be available on Friday 3rd July 2020 1600-1700 – “An introduction to the Dream Completion and Flash Techniques, and their integration into EMDR Therapy.” By Justin Havens PhD, EMDR consultant and board member.

This 1-hour webinar will provide a brief explanation of these 2 techniques, that can be used as part of the EMDR preparation phase. To make the most of the webinar, Justin recommends you to have a look at an online demonstration of Flash (top right video on www.emdrvideo.com) and the extended version of the Dream Completion Technique animation (http://tiny.cc/stop-nightmares-extra)

This is open not only to EMDR therapists who are members but also EMDR therapist non-members, so feel free to forward this to a colleague to ensure a broader reach for this event.

The event will be run through Zoom.  There is no need to register but just click the link 10-15 minutes before the event starts. The Zoom link will also put on the association website under CPD events.

Join 3rd July 1600-1700

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If you are not able to make this, the recorded version will be available a few days following the event if you follow this link hereThis is also where the recordings of the previous webinars are saved if you still wish to access these.  The CPD certificate will also be loaded with the recording in due course.

I hope you enjoy the event.

Matthew Wesson

President Elect, Website and IT coordinator

EMDR Association UK

 

 

EMDR UK Virtual Conference & AGM Fri 12th & Sat 13th June 2020

I am pleased to announce the opening of the booking line for the EMDR UK Conference & AGM; see below links to download the conference programme and the booking form.

Booking Form

Conference Programme

Booking: Members registered for the Cardiff conference may either transfer to the virtual conference or request a refund, please contact Eyas Event Management – Amy Donohoe: amy@eyas.co.uk.

Members not registered for the Cardiff Conference now have the opportunity to attend the virtual event, as we do not have a delegate number restriction.

Virtual Conference: The conference keynotes and main workshop presentations will be professionally live-streamed on the above dates; delegates will have the opportunity to join the conference live and/or access a recording of the event for up to 28 days.  There will also be access to pre-recorded Child & Adolescent workshops, practice-based evidence symposiums and special interest presentations for the same period post conference.

CPD Credits: The conference is awarded 6 EMDR CPD Credits per day.

NB: In the event of a financial surplus from the conference EMDR UK will allocate funding to support EMDR and other charities conducting scientific research into the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Keep safe and well.

Kind regards,

Marian Tobin

Chair of Conference Committee

EMDR UK Association

We are very pleased to welcome him to Bristol in 2020 at Engineers House, and are able to offer both days at the very reasonable rate of £150 for EMDR Association members (and £180 for non-members).

Each day with start at 9.00am and finish at 5.00pm. Coffee will be available from 8.30am on Friday 31st January (Registration).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

12 EMDR CPD Points have been awarded and both days must be attended

Please book your tickets through the Brown Paper Ticketing website – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4428289

Workshop Aims:

1) Provide information that helps distinguish acute trauma from attachment and developmental trauma.

2) Help integrate attachment perspective into EMDR-AIP based intervention.

3) Understand how attachment and developmental trauma can hinder or block processing and how to work through these problems with specific interventions.

4) Present the modifications and particularities we have to take in account in the standard protocol when dealing with attachment trauma patients.

5) Discuss specific interventions with these patients at an individual and couple level.

Learning Outcomes: Provide participants with a framework to understand attachment and developmental trauma through the EMDR-AIP lens and help them adapt their EMDR case conceptualization and intervention to the specific needs of these complex patients for processing.

We look forward to seeing you in January at this event. Please support these local events which we put on at low cost to further EMDR training and development. We can only do this if they are well supported.

Dr Justin Havens
Chair Near West EMDR Region

mail@justinhavens.com

EMDR Child and Adolescent Committee presents
Using Stories for Trauma and Attachment Resolution

6 CPD credits – EMDR UK & Ireland members

 

September 14th, 2019  
 
The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

The link is :https://ti.to/emdr-uki-c&a/narrative 

EMDR Yorkshire Region are delighted to present the 10th EMDR Autumn Workshop

image008.png@01D320A2Andrew Leeds PhD

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Treating Attachment Wounds with EMDR

(6 CPD points applied for)

Venue: The Midland Hotel, Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4HU Lunch and Refreshments are provided

Rates: £100 (early bird) – £120 (standard rate)

Book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treating-attachment-wounds-with-emdr-therapy-tickets-61241222144Early booking is recommended for this event

 

West Midlands EMDR Regional Support Group

EMDR and Psychoses

A workshop presented by Prof Paul Miller Consultant Psychiatrist based in MIRABILIS Health, a European Approved EMDR Consultant Therapist and EMDR Facilitator – accredited with the EMDR Institute (USA) and EMDR Europe Trainer in Training

6 CPD points have been applied for (EMDR UK & I)

Friday 6th December 2019 – registration @ 9.15am, workshop starting 9.30am finishing 4.30pm. (Coffee, tea and biscuits only provided)

Venue – Main Meeting Room, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF

Phone0121 236 2317

For further details of the workshop go to our web-site at “emdrwestmids.org.uk” where registration can be made directly on-line using the booking agency Eventbrite by

The cost of this one-day training is £45 for EMDR Association members and £50 for non-members) only if you pay directly to Eventbrite(plus Eventbrite fees).

You can pay on the day. Payment must be paid in cash directly to me on at the reception desk and the cost is £50 for EMDR Association members and £55 for non-members). Please confirm you plan to attend by sending an email to me no later than midday on Thursday 5thSept 2019

My email address = stephenpratt63@btinternet.com

For other training events during 2019 go to our web-site at “emdrwestmids.org.uk” click on “Workshops and Groups” then click on “Future Workshops”

West Midlands EMDR Regional Support Group

EMDR and Panic

A workshop presented by Caroline Fuidge EMDR Europe Approved Consultant and Trainer & David Pike Consultant in Training

6 CPD points have been applied for (EMDR UK & I)

Friday 13th September 2019 – registration @ 9.15am, workshop starting 9.30am finishing 4.30pm. (Coffee, tea and biscuits only provided)

Venue – George Fox Room,Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF

Phone0121 236 2317

For further details of the workshop go to our web-site at “emdrwestmids.org.uk” where registration can be made directly on-line using the booking agency Eventbrite by

The cost of this one-day training is £45 for EMDR Association members and £50 for non-members) only if you pay directly to Eventbrite(plus Eventbrite fees).

You can pay on the day. Payment must be paid in cash directly to me on at the reception desk and the cost is £50 for EMDR Association members and £55 for non-members). Please confirm you plan to attend by sending an email to me no later than midday on Thursday 12thSept 2019

My email address = stephenpratt63@btinternet.com

For other training events during 2019 go to our web-site at “emdrwestmids.org.uk” click on “Workshops and Groups” then click on “Future Workshops”

You can pay on the day. Payment must be paid in cash directly to me on at the reception desk and the cost is £50 for EMDR Association members and £55 for non-members). Please confirm you plan to attend by sending an email to me no later than midday on Thursday 12th Sept 2019

My email address = stephenpratt63@btinternet.com

For other training events during 2019 go to our web-site at “emdrwestmids.org.uk” click on “Workshops and Groups” then click on “Future Workshops”

Kent Regional Group Spring Workshop

EMDR and Peri-Natal Trauma

Saturday 18th May 2019

Venue: The Abode Hotel, 30-33 High Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2RX

Workshop Hosted by Lynn Keenan – EMDR Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer in Training – Lynn has presented her work on Peri-Natal trauma at National, European and International conferences including, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Paris, Hamburg and Bali.

6 CPD Points have been awarded

 

 About 30,000 women a year, according to the most recent research, experience birth trauma in the UK. Instead of being joyful and happy, the experience of giving birth has been frightening. Having a traumatic childbirth and developing PTSD can impair the Mother’s relationship with both her baby and her partner. Mothers may feel acute disappointment that childbirth was not the experience they were hoping for and may feel angry with the medical staff if they felt that the delivery wasn’t handled well. Often Mothers receive a diagnosis of Post-Natal Depression (PND) which doesn’t seem to fit and the treatment pathways for PND and PTSD are very different.

In this workshop Lynn will share her experiences of working with Peri-Natal trauma whilst managing the Primary Care Mental Health service, working closely with both the local Obstetric and Health visiting teams in order to promote awareness of Peri-Natal trauma and its consequences. This led to developing clearer pathways for service users within the area who were identified as requiring psychological input before and after giving birth.

The cost of the day workshop is £90 for the EMDR Association members and £105 for non-members (includes refreshments and lunch)

 

To book a place please click on the link below:

https://www.emdrkent.org.uk/events-and-training/92-emdr-kent-regional-group-spring-workshop