Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Plus EMDR Plus 

December 1st & 2nd 2018 
EMDR Plus 
Course Fee £200 

EMDR at a glance EMDR, originally developed by Francine Shapiro, circa 1986. Initially developed to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. 

Whist using EMDR, therapists quickly realised the client's brain was processing information naturally, but at a much faster rate; this is now known as Accelerated Information Processing, AIP. 
 
Shapiro realised by moving the eyes whilst considering a troubling event, the brain would process the feelings to a resolution, allowing the client to move on, stop considering the event or being bothered by it, In the case of PTSD, the client would no longer be traumatised. 
 
We have come to understand that our eyes do not move randomly, the positioning of the eyes demonstrates the part of the brain being accessed, and so the emotions experienced. 
 
The PTSD experience, is currently believed to be the client's brain attempting to process information to a resolution, but unable to due to missing sensory information from a traumatic experience. 
 
By stimulating the hemispheres of the brain through eye movement, the brain will eventually pull the missing sensory information related to the trauma together, allowing the information to be processed to a resolution.  
 
The brain having worked the issue through allows the client to come to terms with the traumatic incident, and move on.  
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing 
EMDR is a therapeutic technique which is compatible with several other brief strategic interventions. These interventions can be combined, creating EMDR Plus. 

EMDR HISTORY 

Francine Shapiro, 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. When she brought her eye movements under voluntary control while thinking of a traumatic thought, anxiety was reduced. 
 
Shapiro developed EMDR therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. 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. 

EMDR DEVELOPMENT 

Increasingly, EMDR therapy is being used for the treatment of other issues including: 
Depression 
Performance anxiety 
Phobias and fears 
Anxiety 
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. 

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. This phenomena can be observed in everyday conversation.  
 
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 theory suggests, we can facilitate the brain to process information relatively quickly and thoroughly to lasting change by eye movements. 
 
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

Is EMDR Hypnotherapy?   

EMDR is not considered to be formal hypnosis, however the client will access an altered state of awareness, hypnosis, similar to a day dream, which is considered to be clinical hypnosis. 
 
This clinical hypnotic state is relatively easily induced and deepened if required. 
 
The client remains fully aware at all times during the EMDR session, maintaining total control over what is happening. 
 
If required the therapist and client can work content free, allowing anonymity for the client. 
 
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. 
Francine Shapiro 
 

EMDR Plus 

EMDR takes an innovative highly effective approach to change, which can be content free. 
 
By adding compatible therapeutic interventions such as, Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP, Rapid Cognitive therapy, RCT and a pinch of magic, the SCCP have developed EMDR Plus, a unique approach to change. 
 
To learn more about: 
EFT 
NLP 
RCT 

The Syllabus Includes: 

The Background of EFT  
The Discovery Statement  
The Full Basic Recipe  
Psychological Reversal  
The Short Cut Version Aspects  
SUDS  
Getting Specific  
Personal Peace Procedure  
Borrowing Benefits Association/Dissociation  
EFT for Addictive Cravings EFT for Pain/Physical Discomfort  
Developing questioning skills 
More Creative Ways to Use EFT 
The Trauma Techniques:  
Telling the Story;  
Movie Technique;  
Tearless Trauma 
Working with an Unpleasant Memory 
Gentleness through Dissociation 
Phobias 
Physical Issues & Chasing the Pain 
Constricted Breathing Technique 
Finding Core Issues, Specific Events & Aspects 
Asking Key Questions 
Advanced Psychological Reversal 
Testing your Results 
Limiting Beliefs & The Palace of Possibilities 
Group work & Borrowing Benefits 
An Introduction to Surrogate Tapping 
An Introduction to Working with Children & Animals 
EFT by Telephone & Skype 
Reminder of Safety for Self & Client 
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. 
 
Integrating: EFT, NLP, and RCT to form EMDR Plus  
 
This is an integral weekend in the SCCP Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma. 
 
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