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:
- An overview of the benefits of Mindfulness.
- How to explain Mindfulness comprehensively but simply to clients – both informal and formal practice.
- How Mindfulness can be applied and implemented within EMDR therapy including tools to implement Mindfulness exercises to clients (both children and adults).
- 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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Meeting ID: 858 1907 0685
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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.