EMBRACE: Integrating Post Induction Therapy into Standard EMDR Protocol

This 90-minute interactive workshop introduces participants to EMBRACE, a framework for integrating the psychodynamic model of Post Induction Therapy (PIT) into EMDR treatment of developmental trauma. PIT aligns with EMDR in its fundamental approach targeting the core or root childhood wounds that cause emotional, cognitive, somatic, and behavioural difficulties. In this workshop, we present an overview of the PIT model with focus on working with the concepts of various child and adult states. To illustrate the EMBRACE approach, we provide an overview of the application of PIT to
each of the 8 phases of the EMDR protocol, with an in-depth case study of phase 1 and 2. Concepts that will be explored include induced feelings, carried energies, unconscious deduction, Internal boundary work, inserting the functional adult, feeling reduction work, and re-establishing consciousness of the inner child(ren). Participants will leave the workshop with the ability to strengthen and deepen phases 1 and 2 work with their clients and be able to utilize the EMBRACE conceptual framework. This includes learning a psychosomatic interweave to help clients embrace their whole self through a process of understanding, identifying, and integrating different parts.

Learning objectives:

1. Build an awareness of how the PIT model relates to developmental trauma.
2. Understand the value of integrating PIT with EMDR as a working framework (known as EMBRACE) to help clients heal.
3. Tools and techniques to apply to Phase 1 & 2 of EMDR protocol.
4. Learn a new EMDR strategy

Percentage of EMDR Content: 70%