Working with Trauma: An Introduction to EMDR and how it can combine with Arts Therapy Practices - Saturday 26th March
Posted On: Thu 6th January 2022
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a trauma therapy can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, including art, music, dance and dramatherapy; to help address blocks, phobias, anxiety and clinical PTSD. This course is aimed at those who are not trained in or using EMDR in their practice, yet. The course will provide an insight into EMDR methods and information about trainings as well as how it can be integrated to arts therapy practices.
EMDR used in arts therapy sessions can speed up the therapeutic process and achieve results in a way that psychotherapy often cannot. It has the potential to improve services, provide better value for money and produce stronger evidence of positive outcomes due to an inbuilt measuring scale. Self-care for people working with trauma is crucial, so vicarious trauma related to working within both the charitable and public sectors will also be addressed: how to recognise and guard against it.
Presented by Lee Anna Simmons, this training will help build understanding of what EMDR therapy is and will include group work, presentations, experiential relaxation and trauma reduction techniques (including the flash technique), case studies (EMDR & Art Therapy combined), strategies for helping calm clients in distress, anger management, body based work (breathing exercises, posture, mindfulness mediations).
More information can be found on the flyer below.