EMDR in the treatment of Chronic Pain USA 2017
New York Workshop July 8th and 9th

Click here to register for Flushing, NY

California Workshop July 14th & 15th

Click here to register for Orange County, CA 

13 EMDRIA Credits and 13 CEU’s
Early Bird $359.

Chronic pain is one of the most challenging conditions to treat. It is also a feature of many psychological problems including anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia and PTSD. It is often what prompts the first visit to a primary care physician. There is a growing need for treatment that addresses pain as a symptom of both physical and psychological injury. A significant and growing body of research indicates that EMDR can significantly reduce both physical and emotional distress associated with pain.

Join us for this workshop in NY or CA as Mark Grant shares his Insights, new research, and ways to heal pain.  In addition we will be taking a list of volunteers for demonstrations.  being on the list does not guarantee you will be chosen

Mark Grant

From  Australia to the USA

The New Change Your Brain, Change Your Pain Book

Mark is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, and pain. In addition to his work he has researched and developed the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain leading to a publication in the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. His latest collaborative study documents the use of EMDR with 11 chronic pain sufferers with varying complexities. Author of The New Change Your Brain Change Your PAINPain Control with EMDR, several CD’s based on EMDR, and an authored chapter in Marilyn Luber’s EMDR’s scripted protocols and has been cited in the New York Times on chronic pain.

Program Objectives

  • Identify and assess psychological trauma, stress, personality factors, and medical issues  and their contribution to the presenting problem.
  • Participants will be able to apply a treatment plan that includes the clients needs and abilities, body image, trauma work, identity issues and relieving pain instead of “learning to live with it.” 
  • Prepare chronic pain clients for EMDR treatment.
  • Participants will be able to apply EMDR to relieve pain. This will include traumatic pain and medical pain.
  • Participants will be able to define and Integrate EMDR therapy with other treatment interventions and modalities.

Agenda Day 1

Registration 8:30 am to 9:00 a.m.
  • Pain management, overview & introduction, Pain and the brain, Other factors, (genetics & culture)
  • Practical and theoretical reasons why EMDR is suited to pain, Introduction to EMDR treatment of chronic pain
  • EMDR protocol for chronic pain, EMDR treatment Stages 1-3 (History – Assessment)
  • Case conceptualization, Clinical similarities and differences between trauma and pain
  • Differences when targeting pain compared with trauma, How to select and or develop EMDR pain “targets” Targeting case example (medical pain) Video
  • Assessing personality defense mechanisms, Assessing suitability for EMDR
  • Practicum – 1 (pain targeting exercise) EMDR Stages 4-7 (Desensitization to Closure)
  • Similarities and differences between desensitization when working with trauma & pain
  • Tracking changes during desensitization, Resourcing Tips for facilitating and maintaining change Desensitization case example (medical pain) & (trauma pain) videos

Afternoon Break

Practicum – 2  EMRD Protocol for Pain, Summary, question & answer session

Day Two

  • EMDR Pain Protocol continued, Cognitive interweaves for pain, Dealing with blockages
  • Dissociation and pain. 3 types of dissociation associated with pain. How to work with pain and dissociation. A closer look at bilateral stimulation,
  • Bls as an affect regulation tool for pain Video, How to work more effectively with Bls, Self use of Bls, Resource installation, What are pain management resources, How to use post Bls sensory changes to develop pain management resources, Resource installation case (video)
  • Practicum – 3 resource installation exercise, EMDR in the treatment of different pain disorders, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb pain
  • EMDR in the treatment of different pain disorders (cont’d) Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Tinnitus, headaches, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Complicated grief (conversion disorder) How to integrate EMDR with other skills and approaches Self hypnosis
  • Sleep management, Activity scheduling, Exercise, Building resilience
  • Practicum – 4 Putting it all together (treatment planning and preparation example)
Sheraton Hotel, Flushing, NY

July 8th and 9th 2017

Sheraton, Flushing New York

135-20 39th Ave. Flushing NY
for Room Reservations (718)460-6666
$199. Discounted Room rate
Free Shuttle Service to and from La Guardia Airport

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Fairfield Inn and Suites Orange Country

July 15th and 16th –  Fairfield Inn and Suites Orange County CA

15011 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
 (714) 258-9900 or (800)228-9290
Discounted Room Rate $139.
Free shuttle service from Orange County Airport

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Space is limited.
Register today to ensure a seat.
 Early Bird – $359
Early Bird Ends 3 weeks prior to each workshop
Late Bird – $399. 
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          Office (951) 797-3468
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