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"Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR presented by Art O'Malley on Friday 13 March 2020 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at "The Priory Rooms, Meeting and Confence Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

EMDR West Midlands Regional Support Group

Friday, 13 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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This therapeutic approach involves integration of two well established therapeutic approaches. The first is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This is a bottom up approach to psychotherapy. Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton and Clare Pain wrote Trauma and the body in 2006 which was followed by a book on trauma and dissociation by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher. Secondly EMDR is a top-down, approach to psychotherapy involving bilateral stimulation as a key component which is used mainly for traumatic stress and other mental health problems. Combining these approaches enables intensive treatment for disorders such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Mood and eating disorders, phobias and deliberate self-harm. I have integrated these approaches into Sensorimotor Focused EMDR: A new paradigm for psychotherapy and peak performance which was published by Routledge in December 2018. Combining these techniques allows for treatment of complex trauma and associated dissociative symptoms. Patients are shown how to develop mental toughness and resilience leading to more optimal functioning. There is increasing evidence applying this approach in diverse fields such as business, sport, music and any career where peak performance is often accompanied by repeated failures. I have used SF-EMDR in the management of the emotional aspects of physical health problems such as complex pain and in the treatment of neglect and emotional, physical and sexual abuse. The workshop will address these issues with clinical examples and there will be time for delegates to discuss how this approach might apply to their own patients and clients. 


Dr O’Malley has practiced as a doctor since 1990 and as a consultant child and adolescent

psychiatrist from 2004 until 2017 for the NHS. As an EMDR consultant accredited since 2008 he sees patients with PTSD and complex trauma across the lifespan. He has presented widely in the fields of trauma, neglect and the developing brain, attachment disorders, personality disorders, emotional dysregulation in ADHD and ASD diagnosis and management. He supervises therapists towards accreditation as both Practitioners and Consultants in EMDR. In Jan 2011 he became a fellow of the royal college of psychiatrists. He first presented this therapeutic approach at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and dissociation in November2011 in Canada and at the Bowlby Centre in London. Karnac Books published his book, the Art of BART in March 2015 It is available from Amazon or The follow up Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR: A New Paradigm for Psychotherapy and Peak Performance is an integration of Sensorimotor Focused EMDR, Brief Effective Psychotherapy and Quantum Field Theory of the therapist patient interaction. He has been a member of the UK and Ireland EMDR association child and adolescent committee from 2016 to 2020.

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There in no car parking available next to the venue. All day car parking is available near Snow Hill railway station about 10 minutes wald from the venue and New Street Train Station is only 5 minute walk from the venue.

Radisson Hotel and Travel Lodge are in walking distance should you require accomodation.






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The George Fox Room, The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre
40 Bull Street Lane Lane,
B4 6AF
United Kingdom

Friday, 13 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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