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Two day workshop on Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR Croke Park Celtic Suite

Dates Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2019 from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Learning objectives

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; culminating in my second book, “Sensorimotor Focused EMDR:A New Paradigm for Psychotherapy and Peak Performance,” which was published by Routledge in December 2018 and has a foreword by Dr Derek Farrell. 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 in any career where striving for 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 2015 for the NHS. As an EMDR Europe 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 was nominated and elected a fellow of the royal college of psychiatrists (FRCPsych). He first presented a version of this approach at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and dissociation in November 2011 in Canada and at the Bowlby Centre in London. In November 2013 a workshop on the Art of BART was held to raise funds for the Humanitarian Assistance Programme or HAP and about 90 EMDR therapists attended. Karnac Books published his book, the Art of BART: Bilateral Affective Reprocessing of Thoughts as a dynamic model for Psychotherapy in March 2015. It is still available from Amazon or The follow up book Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR: A New Paradigm for Psychotherapy and Peak Performance is an integration of Sensorimotor Focused EMDR, Brief Effective Psychotherapy and the 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 and is an EMDR Europe Consultant for Children, Adolescents and Adults.

He can be contacted via the website

Day one

8.30am-9.30am - Registration and tea or coffee

9.30am-11.00pm - Introduction to Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR

11.00am-11.30am - Tea or Coffee and biscuits

- Impact of trauma and neglect on developing brain
- Concept of gutbrain heartbrain and headbrain reprocessing

1.00-2.00 - Lunch not provided

2.00pm-3.30pm - Concept of quantum field theory of psychotherapy

3.30pm-4.00pm - tea/coffee

4.00pm-5.30pm - Outline of comprehensive assessment model including chronology of traumas

5.30pm - Close

Day Two

8.30-9.30am - Registration and tea or coffee

9.30am-11.00am - Case Discussion around Dissociation and complex PTSD

11.00am-11.30am - Tea or Coffee and biscuits

11.30am- 1.00pm
- Approach to Case Formulation
- Treatment planning
- Buzzing the Blues

1.00-2.00 - Lunch not provided

- The shutdown dissociation spectrum with model of rapids frozen in fear and safe/secure castle
- Introduction to the Art of BART and Sensorimotor-Focused EMDR as a new Paradigm for Psychotherapy Spirituality and Peak Performance

3.30pm-4.00pm - Tea or Coffee

4.00pm-5.30pm - Review of learning objectives

5.30pm - Close

Delegates who attend both days will get a certificate for 12 CPD points accredited by the UK and Ireland EMDR association, after they complete the evaluation questionnaire which will be sent to delegates by email.

Visit for venue details. Parking is free. Also, accommodation is plentiful e.g. the Croke Park Hotel opposite the venue.

Cost Early bird £199 for 2 day workshop before 5 September 2019
After 5 September £220 for 2 day workshop
Please pay by BACS to Mascot Child and Family Services Ltd
Account number 01369030
Sort code 23 83 96
Reference: SF-EMDR basic workshop


To pay in EURO, use my Irish Bank Account details.

Cost in euros 220

AIB IBAN number IE77AIBK93732038943029


Account number 38943029

Sortcode 937320


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