4 Day IEMT Training - Andrew T Austin
Cardiff October 15-18th 2020
A rare opportunity to train with the IEMT creator....
IEMT has fascinated me for some time, and so many colleagues swear by its efficacy, that I had to know more.
I did some initial research, but for me, the best answers always come from the person who came up with the original idea.
I contacted Andrew directly, and after some initial discussions, I realised that I needed to learn more, however Andrew hasn't trained IEMT in the UK in some 5 years, he's too busy training it around the world...well, I was delighted, after some gentle persuasion that Andrew has agreed to join us in Cardiff for 4 days at the Central Holiday Inn. (2 days IEMT practitioner training and 2 days advanced practitioner).
So what is IEMT?
Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a developing area of rapid change work that explores 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 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.
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.
What does the training involve?
Part 1. Emotional Engineering – Depotentiating Imprints of Emotion with IEMT
Introduction to the IEMT Structure
Eye Movement and 3d Accessing Cues
Introductory Exercise and Calibration of Representational Change
The IEMT Basic Pattern and Imprint Tracking
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Time Coding
The IEMT Complex Pattern
Part 2. Identity Reimprinting – Updating Our Way of Being with IEMT
Introduction to Structure of Identity
Four Pronoun References – I, Me, Self, You
The IEMT Identity Pattern (Simple form)
The IEMT Identity Pattern (Complex Form)
Physiological State Accessing Cues
Changing Unconscious State Accessing
Changing The Negative Kino-Somatic Imprint
The IEMT Practitioner is CPD Certified and an insurable category with most therapy practitioner insurance companies.
Advanced Practitioner Level
Systems theory and session design - the rationale and purpose of the IEMT structure
Working with problematic emotional archetypes
Schemas and recurring patterns in the chronic client
The use of metaphor and story telling in state fractionation
The utilisation of "The Three Pillars" model in metaphor, story and state fractionation
Advanced utilisation of the "What if..." model of chronicity
The influence of Derks "Social Panoramas" model on IEMT identity exercises
The role of personification of disease processes in the patterns of chronicity
Advanced treatment algorithms
Is it certified?
Yes, the course is fully certified once you complete your course and provide subsequent case study submission:
1. You will attend the training
2. In order attain certificaiton, you will need to submit x2 case studies and return a short video of you working with someone to Andrew (10-20 mins or so is enough)
3. once passed you can join the association
4. certification is issued, this includes the CPD cert
What does IEMT help with?
IEMT is incredibly effective in dealing with PTSD, anxiety, fears and phobias and depression, psoriasis, phantom limb syndrome, weight loss, childhood trauma, phobias, insomnia.
It is a very versatile tool that can be used in combination with other therapies and coaching models to achieve maximum result for the client.
Who can train in IEMT?
The initial certification is open to all and does not have any prerequisites. Typically the course is attended by a lot of Hypnotherapists, coaches, psychotherapists, EMDR therapists and counsellors. You will need to have completed the initial 2 day practitioner training in order to progress on to the advanced level, however this initial training does not need to have been directly with Andrew.
You do not need to be a therapist or have any intention of becoming a therapist to attend. This is suitable if you are interested in your own personal development.
For the practitioner, IEMT is about precise calibration to the client. Unlike other treatments involving eye movements, with this model 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.
IEMT is not the grand unified theory of therapy and change work and is still a developing model, but is a very useful adjunctive for the trained therapists and when used in the right hands can provide an excellent remedial tool for emotional change and a generative tool for identity change. Practitioners are reporting that IEMT enables excellent results where previously a good outcome might have appeared improbable.
There is so much information on the IEMT website
How much does it cost?
Well, there will be no early bird on this course, the fee is the fee, however there will be very limited seats available, and before release 9 seats had already sold.
The 2 day practitioner course will be £335
The 2 day Advanced course will be £335
to study both courses together during the 4 days will be Just £649
Just in Need of a refresher? If you have trained in IEMT before but want to train directly with Andy, then you can do the following:
2 day practitioner Refresher: £175 (please be advised there re only 8 seats available for refreshers)
2 Day Advanced Refresher :£175
2 Day practitioner refresher with Advanced (if you haven't studied advanced before) £499
(please be advised you will be asked to provide proof of prior training to secure this rate)
Deposits being taken to secure seats are £99,
To pay in full you can contact me directly and I will provide the details for payment transfer
All courses include full course manual and case study assessment
All of this outstanding training will be held in the centre of Cardiff at the Holiday Inn on Queen Street with an option to stay at the Hotel for the delegate rate of £85 per night bed and breakfast. To book, you will need to speak with Tommy McFarland or a member of the events team on 02920 347 250, Monday to Friday 9-5
Though there are many other Hotel, Guest house, Air bnb options within walking distance of the training room. (I am happy to help bring people together who wish to share Air bnb apartments etc)
For those not staying, The Holiday Inn has also offered a delegate rate of £9.50 for their full buffet breakfast prior to training or a 3 Course Dinner for just £20 each evening.
Don’t forget, Cardiff is a beautiful City, and overlooking the Hotel from the front is Cardiff Castle and from the back is the Principality Stadium, from where you can jump on a boat ride to Cardiff Bay where there are great accommodation and Restaurant/Bar options along with some great sightseeing opportunities
If you need help planning your travel, please do get in touch with me directly on , coaches and trains are all reasonably priced in and out of Cardiff and the venue is short walking distance from the coach and train station. Bristol is also another great local airport just a 50 minute coach ride away.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day each day, including, Tea, coffee, water, fruit, nuts, seeds and cookies.
There will be a break for lunch and as we will be in the city centre there are dozens of places to choose from.
More on Andrew & IEMT ....
There is so much information on the IEMT website