Thursday 24th October – Saturday 26th October 2024


Discover how Attachment-Focused EMDR improves therapeutic outcomes and provides relief for trauma, complex trauma, PTSD and a host of other symptoms caused by physical and sexual abuse, neglect, early loss, birth, and more…

… when you join world-renowned EMDR expert Dr Laurel Parnell in-person or online at the DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington for a 2-day workshop on her ground-breaking AF-EMDR!

Plus, you’ll get access to an additional 3-hour exclusive online group consultation session with Dr Parnell and earn up to 15 CPD hours!

When your clients are overwhelmed by the uncontrollable intensity of their past trauma, even highly experienced clinicians can spend session after session calming clients instead of making significant progress.

But with AF-EMDR, you can cut straight to the root of your client’s problems — even those who’ve suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, caregiver disconnection, vicarious trauma, and more…

… so you can quickly help clients manage their symptoms and experience more complete resolution.

And now in this exclusive 2-day workshop, you can master AF-EMDR LIVE with its creator, Dr Laurel Parnell, in-person or online!

Dr Parnell has trained thousands of clinicians internationally in EMDR and will show you the power of this transformative therapy. She will be side-by-side with you to answer your queries and make sure you have everything you need to apply AF-EMDR in your practice…

… so you will leave this workshop with the skills you need to competently and effectively work with a wide range of clients presenting with symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

Plus, when you register today, you’ll gain exclusive access to a BONUS online group consultation session with Dr Parnell!

Through in-depth skills presentations, illustrative case examples and clinically informative videos, you’ll transform your practice into a space of safety for your clients…

… so you can use a more flexible and adaptive treatment approach through thoughtful modifications to the standard EMDR protocol.

During this 2-day workshop, you’ll discover:

  • Five basic principles of AF-EMDR and how they can be integrated into the treatment of relational trauma
  • How an attachment focus can be integrated into the history taking and preparation phases of EMDR
  • How to repair early developmental stages using imagination and bilateral stimulation
  • Three techniques for working with dissociation
  • How to utilise interweave strategies
  • Four ways to integrate an attachment focus into EMDR’s desensitisation, installation, closure, and re-evaluation phases
  • How to create an “ideal mother” for the repair of attachment wounds
  • And SO much more!

This workshop is a must-attend if you work with traumatised clients – and a rare opportunity to learn AF-EMDR in-person from world-renowned leader and innovator in the field of EMDR, Dr Laurel Parnell!

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals with prior knowledge of EMDR. During this workshop, you will further develop your EMDR practice and discover how combining EMDR with attachment theory provides a ground-breaking way to heal clients struggling with relational trauma and attachment deficits.
The target audience includes:

  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • IAPT Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Other mental health professionals

Workshop Content & Schedule

Day 1 | Thursday, 24th October 2024

The 5 Basic Principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR

Lays the groundwork for AF-EMDR and details what is needed from you, as an EMDR therapist, to repair your client’s attachment wounds.

Tapping in Resources

Dr Parnell outlines the steps to effectively install the 4 foundational resources a client must have to process their traumatic memories and then shows you how to use these steps and others important to healing early attachment trauma through an in-session video demonstration with a client.

Case Conceptualisation and Target Development

Dr Parnell provides information on how to take a history, conceptualise cases and develop targets for EMDR processing of early traumatic memories. You will learn how to use the Bridging Technique to find the best targets for EMDR processing when the client cannot identify past traumas linked to their current symptoms or problems through a video demonstration with a client.

Day 2 | Friday 25th October 2024

Helping Clients with Processing Difficulties and Using Interweaves

Processing difficulties can quickly derail an EMDR session if you aren’t prepared for them. Dr Parnell teaches you techniques illustrated by a video of a real-life case example to help your ”stuck” clients work through their processing difficulties by:

  • Working with abreactions
  • Helping clients who dissociate during EMDR
  • Working with numbness, sleepiness and memory chaining
  • Unblocking blocked processing using interweaves

Attachment-Focused EMDR: Repairing Developmental Deficits

Building on your new resource installation skills and understanding of the 4 foundational resources, Dr Parnell covers alternative resources that clients may develop including creating new parents, new creative family constellations and other reparative resources demonstrated through a video case study with a transgender client.

Day 3 | Saturday, 26th October 2024

Join Dr Laurel Parnell for an exclusive online group consultation session where she’ll answer all your Attachment-Focused EMDR clinical queries!