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East Anglia EMDR Networking Day with Mark Brayne on Intergenerational EMDR

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Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

83 Lynn Rd

Ely CB6 1DE

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Trauma isn't just experienced by individuals, it's increasingly understood as also passed down the generations - in the photograph above, perhaps indeed from grandfather to father to little son, in this case the presenter Mark Brayne pictured at his christening in 1950...

For our next regional EMDR networking day, in the familiar and generous setting of Ely's old sugar beet social club, Mark (whose father, above, was coindicentally perhaps a Norfolk sugar beet farmer himself) has offered to take colleagues through how Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR can be used to work with what in the language of psychodynamics might be termed family and parental introjects.

There'll be our usual regional opportunity for afternoon networking, and in the morning Mark will explore, with presentation and discussion, the principles of Intergenerational EMDR as presented to the annual conference of the Parnell Institute in San Francisco in October 2019.

Put simply, the IG-EMDR protocol uses the client’s and the therapist’s shared imagination to take Dr Parnell’s modified protocol back up the generational line to work on the dysfunctional mother or father (or grandparent, sibling or other key figures in the attachment history) internalised by the client in their early childhood development.

The idea of trauma being handed down from parents to children is of itself nothing new. In Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, the Bible notes that God visits the “iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation (of those that hate him.)”

What is new is how neuroscience is observing and also seeking to explain how those traumatising patterns are actually transmitted, through attachment patterning and culture, and also it’s now understood to some extent through the genes. Dr Rachel Yehuda in NY has confirmed for example how a sensitivity to PTSD can be transmitted epigenetically down the family line.

In classic EMDR terminology, these patterns can be understood as dysfunctionally-linked memory networks. In psychodynamic theory, this is about the parental introject. In John Bowlby’s model of early attachment patterning, we can describe the target as the client’s internal working model. Followers of Richard Schwartz would recognise this as client’s internal family system.

Mark’s workshop will focus on the practical application of Intergenerational EMDR to case conceptualisation, target identification and bridging, and then Phase Four processing.

With videos of generational EMDR sessions and interactive discussion, Mark will explore how attendees can take Dr Parnell’s core AF-EMDR approach and with marginal adaptation and extension identify and creatively work with (usually) parental introjects, clearing and reprocessing handed-down scenes and stories that continue to drive client’s dysfunctions in the present.

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Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

83 Lynn Rd

Ely CB6 1DE

Ely CB6 1D

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