EFT Level 1 & EMDR 

July 7th & 8th 2018 
Course Fee £200 
Level 1 is the first step into the exciting and life-changing journey of Emotional Freedom. This one-day training is the foundation upon which all EFT qualifications are built. Whether you choose to learn EFT to change your own life or to help others change theirs by becoming a qualified EFT Practitioner; or you are a therapist looking for a new powerful technique to add to your therapeutic toolbox, this is your starting point. At The SCCP we are committed to empowering you with a thorough grounding in the essentials, whoever you are and whatever qualifications and experience you bring. The basics of this stunningly effective technique are so easily learned that even if you are new to psychological therapy you will finish the day confident to use the technique to free yourself as well as your friends and family from a multitude of psychological, emotional and physical symptoms. Existing health practitioners will end the day having assimilated enough to integrate into their practice to achieve immediately impressive results with their clients. 
The Level 1 day is designed as a standalone training, so that even if you decide not to progress into formal training you will have gained an invaluable tool for life. However, many are so inspired by the amazing potential of EFT that they are eager to go further into the Practitioner and Advanced Levels where artistry and mastery require time, practice and commitment, as well as high quality SCCP teaching. 
Our EFT Training courses offer a firm foundation in Gary Craig's original teachings and from there expand into an exploration of new, progressive innovations. Teaching methods include individual and group demonstrations, and the chance to practise using the techniques on yourself and others in a safe, supportive and fun atmosphere.. 

The Syllabus Includes: 

The Background of EFT  
The Discovery Statement  
The Full Basic Recipe  
Psychological Reversal  
The Short Cut Version Aspects  
Getting Specific  
Personal Peace Procedure  
Borrowing Benefits Association/Dissociation  
EFT for Addictive Cravings EFT for Pain/Physical Discomfort  
Developing questioning skills 
Our Introductory Workshop allows plenty of time to watch trainer demonstrations, and to practice using the techniques on yourself and others whilst in a safe environment. 


EMDR therapy was first developed by Francine Shapiro, who noticed that certain eye movements reduced the intensity of disturbing thoughts.  
She then conducted a scientific study with trauma victims in 1988 and the research was published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress in 1989. Shapiro noted that, when she was experiencing a disturbing thought, her eyes were involuntarily moving rapidly. She noticed further that, when she brought her eye movements under voluntary control while thinking a traumatic thought, anxiety was reduced. 
Shapiro developed EMDR therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. She speculated that traumatic events "upset the excitatory/inhibitory balance in the brain, causing a pathological change in the neural elements". 
EMDR therapy uses a structured, phased approach to address the past, present, and future aspects of a traumatic or distressing memories.  
The therapy process and procedures are guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model. 

Accelerated Information Processing AIP 

Apparently our eyes do not move randomly, our eyes move in conjunction with the part of the brain being accessed at the time, to be able to discuss a subject. 
EMDR theory suggests, reoccurring anxiety develops when our brain is unable to process a thought or event, the hormonal change that accompanies stress, blocks our brain from processing an issue through to a resolution. 
EMDR suggests, that we can manage eye movements to facilitate the brain to process information relatively quickly, thoroughly, to lasting change. 
This process is known as AIP, allowing a qualified therapist to use the EMDR protocol, to help a client process information through to a resolution for lasting change. 
Increasingly, EMDR therapy is also being used for the treatment of other issues including: 
Performance anxiety 
Phobias and fears 
Low self-esteem. 
Reported benefits of EMDR include: 
A reduction in re-experiencing trauma memories. 
Feeling more able to cope with and manage trauma memories without needing to avoid potential triggers. 
Feeling more able to engage in and enjoy pleasurable activities and relationships. 
Reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, irritation and hyper-vigilance - allowing you to rest well, address pressure and/or conflict and go about your daily business without feeling fearful and prone to panic. 
Reduced feelings of isolation, hopelessness and depression. 
A boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. 

 Is EMDR Hypnotherapy?  

EMDR is not considered to be formal hypnosis, however the client will often access an altered state of awareness, similar to a day dream, which is considered to be clinical hypnosis.  
The client remains fully aware at all times during the EMDR session, maintaining total control over what is happening. 
It is usual for the therapist to address the clients self esteem before the end of the session, after all we can all benefit from feeling better about ourselves. 

The Syllabus Includes: 

The history and development of EMDR. 
AIP, the process  
Clinical observations 
The memory system 
Activating the information processing system 
EMDR the treatment outline. 
Helping the client to access positive and negative cognition 
The clients first therapeutic appointment. 
The clients second therapeutic appointment 
Phobia protocol 
Processing habits and behaviours 
The EMDR approaches will be discussed in detail. 
The EMDR technique will be demonstrated, with the view to working with the client. 
Supervised EMDR practise.