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EMDR approach to Anxiety and Panic attacks – Presented by Caroline Fuidge & David Pike

September 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


“EMDR approach to Anxiety and Panic attacks”
Presented by Caroline Fuidge & David Pike

September 13 @ 9:15am registration for 9.30am start and finish 4:30pm

Crikey, Yikes, OMG!!! I am panicking… or am I …… maybe it is anxiety…. a heart attack? The feelings and fears may be cultural or universal….. What to do? CBT? Well maybe, but what does EMDR have to offer…?

We all know EMDR can be helpful, but how, why and does it need to be different to the standard protocol when the emotions are so intense? We all have things that trigger our panic – Do we all need treatment?

The purpose of this workshop is to review panic, anxiety, worry and fear and how EMDR can help. We shall differentiate between them and understand the processes by which they are generated on a neurological level. We shall also reflect on the AIP model and review the panic protocol. In particular, we shall explore useful differences in emphasis to the standard protocol.

Obstacles to emotional regulation can include blocking, avoidance and the rapid escalation of catastrophic thinking. We shall review stabilisation techniques, enhanced through bls, and how constructive thinking begins to emerge spontaneously once these take effect.

The aims of this workshop are:

  • To increase the understanding of the use of EMDR for panic and anxiety, improving conceptualisation, formulation and practice in treatment.
  • To review the EMDR panic protocol in comparison to the standard protocol
  • To explore and share strategies for preparation for processing and handling those difficult moments of processing when the unexpected happens
  • Help therapists reflect on their own window of tolerance in the presence of panic
  • To encourage practitioners to use EMDR alongside other therapy orientations, report it, write about it and promote the need for research.

The workshop will include power point presentations, videos, small group discussions and opportunities for participants to contribute their own experience.  Don’t panic – it will be fine.


A One-day Workshop

Aims: To explore the transpersonal dimensions of EMDR, including what many practitioners experience as the magic of change so often witnessed in Phase Four of the Standard Procedural Steps. Subjects explored in the first half of the day, with input from two of the presenter’s clients on their personal experience of transpersonal EMDR, will include dreams, intergenerational transmission of trauma, the stages of alchemical change (cf CJ Jung), and the role of creative imagination, intuition and archetypes. As with all West Midlands regional events, the day will continue to build on a strong regional network of EMDR practitioners, this being the latest in a tsoon-to-be-four-year series of regional events encouraging best practice and mutual learning.

Learning Outcomes:  During a morning’s introduction to the basic principles of the transpersonal approach to EMDR, participants will be introduced to the central place in relational EMDR of metaphor, imagination, narrative, dreams and meaning. They will be encouraged to see EMDR’s Standard Procedural Steps as an essential framework within and beyond which they can meet their clients’ developmental needs with intuition and compassion.

Teaching Methodology / Format:  Presentation, illustrated with personal narrative from two of the presenter’s clients for whom the experience of EMDR in a Transpersonal context has been life-changing. The day will include the region’s now traditional interactive question/answer periods, and an afternoon of Consultant-led group networking on agreed topics, and Consultant-led Q&A forum.

Target Audience:  Therapists and Counsellors using EMDR in their practice.

How will this event develop EMDR practice?  This day is designed to help practitioners look at their role as EMDR therapists in the larger context of relational and intuitive “dance”, within and beyond the Standard Protocol, helping equip them to see EMDR as more than a protocol-driven technique, but also unique to each client relationship.

The workshop will include

  1. Illustrated presentations of relevant material
  2. Demonstrations
  3. Experiential application
  4. Discussion and questions

(6 CPD points applied for)


September 13, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


EMDR West Midlands


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