EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care A one-day seminar with Dr Jamie Marich author of ‘EMDR made simple: Four approaches to using EMDR with every client’ and co-author of ‘EMDR therapy and mindfulness for trauma-focused care’ Dublin, 28 March 2020 (Saturday) 10:00am - 4:00pm
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has been recommended as an effective psychotherapy for PTSD and other trauma and stressor-related disorders by organisations worldwide including US, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Israel; and practitioners have increasingly started incorporating EMDR techniques as viable additions to psychoanalytical and cognitive approaches. Mindfulness practice meanwhile has formed the basis of a wide range of psychotherapeutic techniques that have found application in alleviating the manifestations of depression, stress, anxiety and addictions. Dr. Francine Shapiro, the now-deceased developer of EMDR therapy was a mindfulness meditation practitioner and student of mind body medicine. Part of Dr Marich’s work is drawing on these mindful roots of EMDR therapy to help practitioners obtain a better understanding of and insight into EMDR therapy. At this practical and clinical application-oriented training seminar, Dr Jamie Marich explains how we can build a mindfulness-informed therapeutic practice, guided by the EMDR approach, specifically when working with Trauma and its myriad variations. Dr Marich especially demonstrates how trauma-focussed skills can be adapted for clients who traditionally ‘resist’ affect regulation and stabilization strategies. Uniquely, she doesn’t present these skills as alternatives to our existing modalities but instead highlights how we can incorporate simple, effective, mindfulness and EMDR-informed approaches into our existing clinical models. Through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and experiential exercises we explore: The foundations of mindfulness practice and how these can be translated into clinical settings An initial orientation to how the EMDR approach to psychotherapy views trauma, with a close look at how Francine Shapiro drew upon mind body strategies in her development of EMDR therapy Ways to use bilateral stimulation / dual attention stimulus as exercises in moving mindfulness How a mindful practice can improve clinical outcomes For participants not trained in EMDR therapy, this seminar provides an orientation, while for participants already trained in EMDR, this seminar introduces methodologies that allow for bolstering elements of mindfulness practice; all with a view to enhancing our efficacy in delivering EMDR therapy, particularly when it comes to improving attunement to clients and honing clinical decision making.
About the speaker Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, RMT travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich began her human services career as a civilian humanitarian aid worker in post-war Bosnia from 2000-2003. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy and co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga. She delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). In collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger she also wrote: EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (Springer Publishing Company, November 2017). Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019.
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