Jim Knipe’s EMDR Toolbox, and EMDR with Sex/Porn/Love Addiction

A day of East Anglian EMDR networking.

With Sonya Farrell and Gary McFarlane

0930-1630 Saturday April 2 2022

£40 EMDR Association UK Members: £60 for Non-Members

EMDR Association UK CPD points applied for.

See here for support documents (password will have come to those registered via Eventbrite).

Sonya Farrell

Following our highly successful – and fun – regional networking day in November with Justin Havens and Mike Rivers on Flash, Dreams and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, we were pleased to have persuaded our own Sonya Farrell to take us through some of the basics of Jim Knipe’s essential EMDR Toolbox on our next regional event in April 2022.

Sonya is both a founder member of the EMDR Association UK’s regional group in East Anglia, and has worked closely with Jim for many years now, preparing with time to step out as a trainer herself in his Toolbox approach as the Master himself settles slowly into his US retirement.

For the first half of the morning, Sonya took us through some of the essential pillars of the Knipean approach to EMDR, including:

  • LOUA Level of Urge to Avoid
  • Loving Eyes
  • CIPOS Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety
  • BHS Back of the Head Scale

In the afternoon, our colleague Gary McFarlane brought us an overview of EMDR with clients presenting with sexual addictions and compulsions.

Gary McFarlane

Gary is a Relate-trained relationship counsellor and mediator, and has created a comprehensive Sex/Porn/Love addiction recovery programme online being used by clients internationally.

Gary explored the difference between compulsion and addiction, relating this especially to Attachment theory and AI-EMDR, how best to case conceptualise in EMDR’s Phase One Trauma History taking and then how best to work with what emerges in Phase Four processing.

Our East Anglia Regional Group is focusing more in the next period, online only for the time being, on networking and personal connections between our members, with space as our events unfold for colleagues to present on their own areas of particular passion.

Perhaps there’s a passion you’d like to share? Let us know.

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