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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) was the probably the most effective tool out there for dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma, but as with anything, things develop and change over time.
Nick Davies' BLAST Technique™ is an Amygdala Desensitising Technique (ADT) which has been created and developed to work faster and more effectively with PTSD and trauma.
It has now been effectively used thousands of time by trained BLAST Technique™ Practitioners for things like serious accidents, violent assaults, rape and child abuse and it has changed the lives of many people.
Without this technique I wouldn't be as an effective therapist and is one of the reasons I take the cases other therapists avoid. This is seriously one tool I believe everybody should have at their disposal!
The following topics will be covered during the workshop:
* History of EMDR
*Who is affected? (Percentages of men and women)
* How does it work? Shapiro’s and Gupta’s theories
* The roles of the Amygdala, Hippocampus and Thalamus
* Stress and the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
* How it affects the organism
* The NICE definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* EMDR 8 Steps
* EMDR Standard Protocol
* DAS 42 Scale - Testing for levels of Stress, Anxiety and/or Depression
* DAS 42 Scoring Template
* DAS 42 Results
* Auditory and Kinaesthetic EMDR
* How to spot PTSD or trauma with sensory acuity
* Research and effectiveness of EMDR
* NLP, EMDR, Grinder & Dilts
* Eye Accessing Cues and my theory
* Repression or suppression of emotional trauma (signs)
* The "Pending Tray" theory
* The use of suggestion and metaphor
* What is “Transactional Analysis”?
* How clients can replay the emotional trauma
* The Drama Triangle and how it affects relationships
* Applications of BLAST Technique™ for cravings, guilt, anxiety etc.
* BLAST Technique™ - How to massively increase the processing speed
* Blast Technique™ Protocol (Short)
* Personal History
* Blast Technique™ Self-Care Protocols 1-4
* "Release Stress Now!" Hypnotherapy Script
You will also receive a 37 page delegate workbook, a "BLAST Technique™ Practitioner" certificate and an "EMDR, PTSD and Trauma" certificate once you have completed the course, plus 6 months free membership to the BLAST Association.
The course is accredited by the ACCPH (ACCPH the Professional Body for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists) and also counts towards your Continual Professional Development (CPD).
The workshop will be run on Saturday and Sunday 17th & 18th February 2018 from 10am - 5pm in Coventry, it is priced at £397, but if you book before midnight Sunday 4th February 2018 you can secure your place for only £297 and save £100! There are only 12 places available for this event, so I would advise booking early.
Testimonials from previous attendees:
"Nick is a superb trainer and presents the course in a way that is informative, relaxed and safe, which all adds to the ease of learning. I would recommend this course to anybody who works with trauma clients , it is a 'must' have skill/resource. Thank you Nick for developing and teaching it."
Angela King - Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner
"Excellent workshop, well prepared with thorough supporting notes & congruent, competent trainer who captivated the group with sensitivity & precision and delivered a very empowering day."
Dr Mark Chambers (GP)
"The BLAST technique is such a powerful tool to add to any therapeutic skill set. The utilisation of practical components was extremely beneficial in grasping the technique and validating BLAST as an important tool in any PTSD work. I will definitely use BLAST in my practice."
Chantal Bernard (Counsellor)
"It's always difficult when time and resources are limited, to decide the areas to spend your money on. I can heartily recommend this course! Nick's easy manner & knowledge of the subject makes the learning process smooth and effective. He is quick to share additional snippets of information to help us become better therapists and takes extra time to explain things when needed. A great course, well run and representing excellent value for money!"
Karen Hayward (Hypnotherapist)
"Excellent. Plenty of chance to practise. Enjoyed the group session with Nick as the difficult client. Thoroughly enjoyed this, a lovely group I can't wait to start using this. An excellent practical course. Another therapeutic tool for my toolkit. Thankyou Nick."
Dr Jo Waddell (GP)
"I am finding it a GoTo technique with most clients now. This week I saw a client referred from a psychotherapist who had been struggling with compulsive alcohol consumption for many years. In one BLAST session he had connected it to a negative belief set brought about through a disparaging comment from his father many years ago. It was a real lightbulb moment for him and he remarked...' I sort of knew it, but his has helped me to really see it'..a big step forward for him.
Last week I had a 21 year old lad paralysed with anxiety about doing anything out of his comfort zone. One session of BLAST accessed a childhood memory of his being embarrassed in front of his father, friends etc and a huge fear of failure. Again, a real lightbulb moment. This chap described the experience like this: 'It was as though the front of my head went quiet and I was watching everything unfold on a screen in the back of my head'...Absolutely brilliant, I really can't speak highly enough of BLAST."
Chris Sutcliffe (Hypnotherapist)
"I felt the course was challenging, stimulating and interesting - all and more than I would hope for in a course. I felt that Nick displayed personal/professional values in line with my own so I felt able to 'receive' was taught/discussed without any resistance. Although the course was a little more expensive than some, it represents great value for money and I expect to make great use of what I have learnt."
Jen Scott (Hypnotherapist)