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.

EMDR East Anglia Autumn Networking, with dreams, Flash and MUS. Saturday Nov 20 2021.

Flash, Dream Completion, Post-Covid & Online, Chemical Sensitivity: a day of East Anglian EMDR networking.

0930-1630 Saturday Nov 20 2021

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

Stop Press: Now with 6 EMDR Association UK CPD points.

Join us for a day of regional (but not just us in East Anglia) networking, with Justin Havens taking us through his Dream Completion Technique and offering an introduction to the ever-more-popular Flash Technique.

Justin will join us for the first half of the morning, after which will have the opportunity to break into smaller groups to consider how to apply the learning to our individual practice.

After lunch, when we’ll hold our annual AGM, Mike Rivers will present a case study where he used attachment-informed EMDR to work with a client presenting with decades of debilitating multiple-chemical sensitivity. 

This case study provides a foundation for discussion and learning around working with the raft of symptoms that often come under the heading of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).

Mark Brayne will then present the findings of our research project with Sheffield University exploring therapist and client experiences of online EMDR, after which we want to offer you the opportunity to network and learn in small groups on the following specialist topics:

  • Q&A with Mike Rivers on the learning from his case study
  • Q&A with Mark Brayne on what we can take away from the research findings
  • Delving into Jim Knipe’s toolbox
  • Attachment-Informed EMDR
  • EMDR and somatic experiences
  • Working with police and emergency service personnel
  • Working with dissociation
  • A space simply to catch up with colleagues

The event will take place on Zoom but with plenty of opportunity to catch up with colleagues we very much hope to have an ‘in-person’ feel to the day.

Indeed, as an afterthought here, our East Anglia Regional Group is going to be focusing more in the next period, definitely online and perhaps once again in-person, 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.

In the meantime, do sign up for the November networking day, and we look forward to seeing you again there.

EMDR Therapy and Parts Work: Working with the Inner System Across the Lifespan in Complex Trauma, with Ana Gomez

The EMDR Association UK’s regional East Anglia group are thrilled to have secured the internationally renowned, indeed legendary EMDR Consultant and Trainer Ana Gomez for our next networking day online in April 2021, to take us through how, as EMDR therapists, to work with complex trauma, parts and our client’s inner systems.

Where: Online, on Zoom.

When: 1400-2100 UK time Saturday April 24 2021 (note the afternoon and evening times, as Ana will be presenting from the US).

STOP PRESS – Ana has generously agreed that we can record the day, so even if you can’t be with us live, if you’re paid and signed up you’ll have access to full workshop video, audio and recorded chat for a further month, also qualifying for the CPD points.

How to book and cost: via Eventbrite here. £55 for Association members, £60 for non-members

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Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC born in Colombia (South America) is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents.

She’s an EMDRIA approved consultant, an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute and EMDR-IBA trainer and a trainer of trainers.

As Ana describes it, clients with complex and developmental trauma present with layers of trauma, adversity, attachment injuries and unmet needs.

Continue reading “EMDR Therapy and Parts Work: Working with the Inner System Across the Lifespan in Complex Trauma, with Ana Gomez”

Derek Farrell on EMDR with Unspoken Trauma. Chelmsford, Saturday, November 30 2019.

The EMDR Association’s East Anglia group was delighted to welcome our very own Derek Farrell, former Association President and international expert on all things EMDR, for a classic regional networking day with a special focus on working with what he terms Unspoken Trauma.

Derek spent the morning at this new venue for us, Chelmsford’s cricket ground, taking us through the standard, structured EMDR approach for clients who can’t or aren’t ready to share specific and often intimate details of what happened to them.

“Certain trauma experiences have ‘no voice’,” says Derek, “often when traumas involve deep-rooted shame, or fear of retribution”.

The workshop (Powerpoint handout here) outlined some of the key components of ‘unspoken trauma’, relating for example to child abuse, gender-based violence, conflict, atrocities and human rights violations.

Continue reading “Derek Farrell on EMDR with Unspoken Trauma. Chelmsford, Saturday, November 30 2019.”

Healing Dissociation with EMDR Therapy: A Practical Workshop with Dr Jamie Marich (USA). Ely, Saturday Feb 9, 2019.

Enhancing your efficacy with clients through the power of process.

Saturday February  9, 2019. 0900 for 0930 – 1630

Ely Beet Sports & Social Club,

83 Lynn Road, Ely CB6 1DE

£55 for Association members, £60 for non-members. Fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Six EMDR Association UK&I CPD Points

The EMDR UK Association’s busy East Anglia regional group is delighted to welcome Dr Jamie Marich back to the UK on a further training visit , picking up and taking forward Dr Mel Temple’s fabulous day with us in Ely in Spring 2018 on working with dissociation.

As EMDRIA-accredited Trainer and Consultant based in Ohio, USA, and author of several books on EMDR Therapy, Jamie is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of EMDR’s leading international trainers.

In April 2017 she inspired us in Norwich with a day on Making EMDR Simple, and this time, she’s bringing for the first time to the UK a brand-new workshop debunking myths around dissociation and giving us a practical and sensitive orientation to how the dissociative mind works. Continue reading “Healing Dissociation with EMDR Therapy: A Practical Workshop with Dr Jamie Marich (USA). Ely, Saturday Feb 9, 2019.”

Working with Veterans and the Uniformed Services: a Practical Workshop with Matt Wesson, Cambridge, Saturday Nov 17 2018

Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, MILITARY TERMS

The EMDR Association’s Regional Group in East Anglia is thrilled to welcome the UK’s leading EMDR-and-the-Military trainer, Matt Wesson, for a day’s workshop with us in Cambridge on using EMDR with the uniformed services.

Sorry, but Matt’s event is now sold out with a long waiting list. New events coming soon… If you’re not already on our regional Google Group, click this link and we’ll keep you posted.

When: 1000-1630, Saturday November 17, 2018.

Where: Quy Mill Hotel (& Spa!) Church Rd, Stow cum Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF

How much: £65 for EMDR Association UK Members, £70 for non-members.

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What’s it about? Read on….

Matt’s workshop aims to provide practical ideas for understanding and working with military personnel, veterans and the uniformed services (Police, Prison Officers, Fire Service, Paramedics, Security personnel, etc).

The workshop will address the special characteristics and culture of this population and how to adapt EMDR accordingly, with an emphasis on assessment, formulation and forming a strong collaborative alliance.

Matthew has had extensive experience of working with this client group, and will use his engaging presentation style along with interactive tasks and video material to help attendees improve their skills and confidence in this area.

COURSE DETAILS

  • The day will be a lively mixture of teaching, interactive exercises and video material
  • It will cover relevant research.
  • Clinical obstacles and therapy techniques to help engage this sometimes-challenging population into treatment.
  • The day will discuss risk and protective factors of common cultural issues and how they impact on treatment, history taking and ideas of conceptualisations.
  • Preparation, engagement and use of specific resources will be highlighted, and blocks to and during processing will be viewed.
  • The course is suitable for all levels of experience and previous knowledge of veteran or uniformed clients is not necessary

Workshop Outline

  • Myths, Facts and the Research around Military / Uniformed Services Mental Health
  • Cultural issues
  • EMDR and combat related PTSD
  • Engaging the military/uniformed services client
  • Tailoring EMDR to this client group
  • Utilising resources

Previous feedback on this workshop: 


‘Excellent’, ‘Lots of new ideas’, ‘Great presenter’, ‘Clear and credible’, ‘Very good indeed’, ‘Clear delivery and a good case examples’, ‘Very interesting’, ‘Lively and credible’, ‘Well delivered and organised’, ‘Lots of interesting ideas I can relate to veterans work, and working with Police, Prison Officers etc’…plus many more postive comments.

Biography for Matthew Wesson 

Matt is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant, and has been using EMDR within his clinical work for nearly 20 years. He is also a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist.  He works as an independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer.

Previous to that he served in the Armed Forces for 21 years delivering mental health care to serving military personnel across the UK and also including tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

He has had several articles published in peer-reviewed journals on both CBT and EMDR, and has presented at international conferences.  He has a particular interest in combat related PTSD and military mental health.  He lives in Cheshire with his young family.

Do join us, and book here.

Small Print terms:

Cancellations more than two weeks before the event will be refunded minus a £10 handling fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the event will be refunded (minus the handling fee) only if a substitute participant can be found.