EMDR – Introductory Day

“EMDR – The Breakthrough Therapy” with Sian Morgan on Saturday 3rd March 2018

This is a one-day introduction to EMDR, and also a good preparation and exploratory day for anyone wishing to undertake the 8-day qualifying training in EMDR.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic approach now well known for the treatment of PTSD and Trauma. EMDR therapy is a scientifically supported treatment for PTSD recommended by numerous organisations internationally (e.g. NICE, 2007, World Health Organisation, 2013).  There have been over 24 controlled studies supporting the efficacy of EMDR, making it the most thoroughly researched method in the treatment of trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) was created by Dr Francine Shapiro, a Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, USA. She ‘discovered’ the mechanism of EMDR, (bi-lateral stimulation) on her now famous ‘walk in the park’ in 1987. It is an innovative clinical treatment, which has successfully helped people all over the world who have experienced psychological difficulties which originate from some kind of traumatic experience or adverse life event.

This day will introduce you to the basic theory and practice of EMDR.  It will cover possible underlying mechanisms of EMDR and how it allows the client to process negative experiences which are the basis of their current symptoms.  You will be introduced to a preparation technique that you can use with your own clients and an explanation of how you can integrate EMDR therapy into your own therapeutic practice. Following this day you will not be able to use EMDR, but it serves as a ‘taster’ as to what you can expect from the full 8 day qualifying basic EMDR Europe Accredited Training.

The trainer, Sian Morgan, is an Accredited EMDR trainer based in Brighton. Sian offers the 8-day qualifying EMDR Accredited Training once a year (Autumn start time). Full details will be made available at this event.


Sian Morgan is a BACP and BABCP Accredited psychotherapist who has practised in Brighton & Hove for over 25 years. She has trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches and has integrated EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) into her work since 1999. For the past 10 years she has been a Consultant in EMDR and provided supervision in EMDR and facilitated at EMDR trainings in the UK.

As an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer, most of her work is focused on providing EMDR Training in Bosnia and the Middle East for Trauma Aid UK of which she is the founder and President since 2009. This is a charity associated with EMDR National and International Associations to provide training pro bono in countries affected by conflict or natural disaster. She also offers some in-house training for NHS Trusts and one open EMDR course per year in Brighton & Hove.

She has written articles for Therapy Today, including “EMDR Comes of Age” (2006) and “When the War is Over” (2013) about her work in Bosnia. Sian has also presented on EMDR at national and international conferences.


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