Enhancing EMDR Therapy with Hypnotherapy Interventions

Minnetonka Community Education 4584 Vine Hill Road Excelsior, MN 55331 4584 Vine Hill Rd, Excelsior, MN, United States

This presentation is designed for clinicians trained in hypnotherapy, regardless of whether they have had EMDR training. See website for details!

When there are no words: Reprocessing early trauma & neglect held in implicit memory

Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, Minnesota

This workshop addresses both problems by careful preparation and systematic trauma reprocessing for implicit memories and early templates. The preparation includes: A) containment, B) bringing the body to a “safe state” (as opposed to a safe place), and C) resetting innate emotional resources, which appear to directly act upon primary-process subcortical affective circuits to downregulate the experience of emotional intensity. Done correctly, it avoids evoking the felt sense of the emotions so they can subsequently be reprocessed without flooding. After the three preparation steps, the method systematically reprocesses early trauma, in the absence of explicit memory. It targets consecutive time periods beginning before birth, releases emotional and somatic distress, and installs positive reparative experiences. As a result, the client builds a foundation of a felt sense of attachment and belonging, with emergent positive cognitions, enabling the client to meet the next developmental milestone in sequence.


Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 AMERICAN BLVD WEST Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 3900 AMERICAN BLVD WEST, Bloomington, MN, United States

Laurel Parnell, PhD June 28–29, 2019 9:00am–5:00pm   Over the last two decades, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available for treating trauma. In this workshop, Laurel Parnell, PhD, will teach you how to integrate an attachment focus into EMDR, and to use EMDR in […]

What You Need to Know About Successful Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, Minnesota

This workshop will provide an overview of diagnosis and treatment of clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.  Through lecture and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively and safely with this population and with clients who might not be making progress in traditional treatment. 

 Day 1 will cover diagnosis, the three phases of Trauma Treatment, and adaptations of resources from the preparation and closure phases of EMDR to facilitate stabilization, to orient DID to the present, and to decrease negative transferences.  Participants will have the opportunity for practicums on stabilization and orienting exercises.

 Day 2 will present a protective format for processing traumatic material that can be used with or without EMDR.  Following that, material will be presented on the impact of sadistic abuse, non-verbal communication and the necessity of reenactments in the treatment process. An EMDR protocol for processing one’s countertransference reactions will be taught, as well as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) process.  Following a practicum on countertransference reactions will be time for discussion and case consultation. 

Using EMDR with Craving and Addiction Disorders

This training is approved for 6.5 EMDRIA credits and 6.5 CEU credits from the MN Board of Psychology. It is pending approval from the MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Behavioral Health Therapy, and the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy