Integral Eye Movement Therapy Workshops

IEMT FOUNDATION WORKSHOP - CHENNAI

Dates: 12th & 13th October 2019

Venue: Rathna Centre for Conscious Living, 1, Masilamani Road, Balaji Nagar, Royapettah, Chennai

2 days Practitioner Training cost : Rs.9,999/-

Only 10 seats first come first served basis

Call Krish Srikanth @ 9600154294 or email krish75@gmail.com for any clarifications

With Krish. Srikanth

The workshop is open to everyone regardless of experience or background, but practitioner certification (optional) is only available to attendees who successfully submit assessment criteria following the training and join the Association for IEMT Practitioners.

More info from the IEMT website:

WHAT IS IEMT?

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a developing form of rapid change work that explores the area of undesired emotions and our ways of being. The process explores the question, “How did we learn to feel the way that we do?” and opens up the possibility of creating the appropriate change in our emotional lives.

By teaching resources and skills inside the problem state, IEMT appears to bring the client more into the present moment and enables them to better stay out of past negative experiences.

Practitioners consistently report that IEMT has created change in their clients where no other approach has worked previously.

This extraordinary training course is divided into two halves. On day one participants discover how to use the eye movements in conjunction with the IEMT algorithms to address emotional imprints, and on day two, we explore issues relating to identity and ways of being.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy was developed by Andrew T. Austin based on the original work by Connirae and Steve Andreas and has been taught internationally in the USA, Israel, England, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland and India. The advanced IEMT training has adopted some of the key areas of research by Dutch social psychologist, Lucas Derks and psychotherapist, David Grove.

For the practitioner, IEMT is about precise calibration to the client. Unlike other treatments involving eye movements, with IEMT the eye movements are neither random nor simply a repetitive left and right movement in the hope that change will occur. The training provides the tools for the practitioner to precisely calibrate which axis through which to move the eyes enabling the exploration work to occur with precision and at a remarkable speed.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EMDR AND IEMT

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR) AND INTEGRAL EYE MOVEMENT THERAPY (IEMT)

Both the EMDR and IEMT models use eye movements but in practice that is where the similarity ends. I often tell participants that EMDR and IEMT are exactly the same in the same way that Freud’s ‘Psychoanalysis’ and Bandler’s ‘NLP’ are exactly the same because they both use words. Of course, for the intelligent observer such flippancy is not really required. EMDR is a model used mainly by licenced medical professionals such as psychologists and psychiatrists. IEMT can be used by anyone trained in the model.

EMDR is primarily used to treat trauma, something it is very effective at doing. IEMT is much more about the Patterns of Chronicity. These are 5 primary patterns that appear common to many chronic patients with or without a history of trauma.

These five patterns are as follows:

  1. Three Stage Abreaction Process
    • A pattern of escalating emotional behaviour in order to create change in the external environment.
  2. The Great Big, “What if…” Question
    • The use of a single counter-example that sabotages and counteracts any therapeutic generalisation.
  3. The Maybe Man Phenomena
    • The Maybe Man is uncertain of his own experience and this leaks out into his language. By remaining uncertain and without precision he does not commit to his genuine experience or to his identity and thus inadvertently sabotages effective therapy.
  4. Testing for Existence of The Problem Rather Than Testing for Change
    • Even though 99% improvement might be made, if the person with chronicity is able to locate just 1% of the problem existing, this will generally be seen as representative of 100% of the problem existing.
  5. Being “At Effect” rather than “Being At Cause”
    • By being “at effect” the person experiences emotional problems happening to them, rather than being something that happens by them. A person “at effect” will seek ‘treatment’ rather than seeking ‘change’.

See the IEMT website for more info.

To ensure quality control of IEMT practice, certification is not automatic and requires submission of x2 case studies and/or video demonstration of the trainee using IEMT. Upon successful completion of this assessment, the trainee is then required to join the Association for IEMT Practitioners before certification is issued.