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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 times by hundreds of trained BLAST® and Advanced BLAST Technique® Practitioners in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Holland and the Czech Republic for conditions detailed below:
PTSD, complex PTSD and trauma from:
Sexual Assaults, Physical Assaults, Child Abuse, Robbery, Mugging, Terrorist Attacks, Narcissist Relationship Abuse, Natural Disasters & Being Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Illnesses.
Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Postnatal Depression, Traumatic Birth, Addictions, Phobias, Allergies, Intimidation From Bullying, Jealousy, Anger, Rage, Guilt, Shame, Insomnia, Cravings, Bereavement, Grief, Relationship Breakups, and it can be used to discover any root cause of feelings or emotions.
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 LeDoux’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)
* Auditory and Kinaesthetic EMDR
* EMDR 8 Steps
* EMDR Standard Protocol
* How to spot PTSD or trauma with sensory acuity
* Research and effectiveness of EMDR
* EMDR, NLP and John Grinder
* Eye Accessing Cues
* Repression or suppression of emotional trauma
* The "Pending Tray" theory
* The use of suggestion and metaphor
* What is “Transactional Analysis”?
* “Trauma Re-enactment” – Why Clients Replay the Trauma
* The ‘Drama Triangle’ and how it affects relationships
* What Causes PTSD and Trauma?
* Different types of PTSD & Trauma
* The Importance of Proper Preparation When Treating Trauma
* “What Emotions Do You Feel?”
* BLAST Technique® v.2 (Bi-Lateral Analysis & Stimulation Treatment) Protocol - Accelerate the processing speed
* BLAST Technique® Protocol – Short v.2
* Personal History
* BLAST® Self-Care Protocols 1-4
* "Release Stress Now!" Hypnotherapy Script
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 over Skype from 10am to 3pm (including exams) on Saturday 25th April 2020, it's £397 per person and once you've paid the invoice we will send you your 36-page delegate workbook, a "BLAST Technique® Practitioner, EMDR, PTSD and Trauma" certificate (which goes live once you've completed the exam over video), plus free access (Ts & Cs apply*) to a private Facebook discussion group purely for registered BLAST Technique® Practitioners, plus 2 awesome BLAST Technique® "Neuralyzer" pens! Please email us at email@example.com with your full postal address and we'll send you an invoice so you can secure your place.
Testimonials from previous attendees:
"Nick impressed me with his passion & commitment to helping people learn about the mind & how to heal the traumas within. The BLAST® course has been excellent in terms of the content & learning which was sufficient to understand the origins and basis of the BLAST Technique®. Nick is passionate in his teaching approach & has developed an intensive approach including theory & practicals which leave the student feeling enthused to use BLAST® quickly. A friendly & really supportive atmosphere."
Sheila Leahy - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Hypnotherapist
"So pleased I booked this course. It absolutely hit the mark & couldn't have been delivered by a more genuine guy. Felt a real affinity with Nick's approach. Thank you so much."
Julie Sharp - Hypnotherapist & NLP practitioner
"Very professional, clear, confident. Gained rapport with group quickly. Would recommend course to other therapists. A great, effective and positive tool to add to "toolkit". Left feeling confident. Great course!"
Kevin Bell - Counsellor & Therapist
“I have been trained in NLP/Hypnosis for ‘over’ 15 years and this is probably the fastest change work model I’ve ever seen!”
Robin Nichols - C.Hyp MNLP
"Nick is a superb trainer, the best training I've ever done. Nick is one of a kind, his enthusiasm and passion shine through from start to finish and beyond. What a trainer!”
Claudia Rickard - Psychotherapist (USA)
"Excellent value for money. Underestimated how powerful the BLAST Technique® really is, observed all students with traumas resolved, including myself, which really shows how profound and powerful BLAST® really is!"
Kiegan Vallely - Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner
"Firstly, Nick is a great trainer coming from a space of genuine integrity. And secondly, the process of BLAST was explained with science based proof as well as the practitcal application - IT WORKS!"
Trudy Randall - OldPain2Go
"I was very impressed by Nick's depth of knowledge on the subject of how the brain works. It's a refreshing change to train with somebody that's really walking the talk and has genuine interest in passing that information to his students."
Colin T. Fisher - Corporate Coach & Hypnotherapist
“An amazing course, such a powerful and useful tool that I will definitely be using. Nick delivers it well and makes it accessible for all abilities. I had a great weekend. Thank you for creating a great technique.”
Priya Majmudar - Hypnotherapist
“The course was excellent, it was an eye opener, how BLAST® works so quickly on traumas the client has kept for years! ”
Ronit Feigenbaum - Psychotherapist
“BLAST® is a wonderful, instinctive and brief treatment that has a real future in mental health and wellbeing. Nick is a superb trainer, helping us to achieve everything we set out to do and more, so much more!”
Guy Scantlebury - Hypnotherapist
“One of the most knowledgeable trainers I have trained with, excellent value for money! Nick is able to answer complex questions and explain them in a simple way, he has a passion for PTSD and trauma and has a drive for helping clients with complex and difficult issues”
David Goddard - Master Coach and Hypnotist
"This weekend I followed Nick Davies' BLAST-basic course via Skype. Unusual for me and the organizers, but personal circumstances made this necessary.
Both Nick and Famke of the Hypnose Akademy NL really did their best to make this a success. I was able to practice at home with my partner, that went fine. I was given ample opportunity to ask questions. I answered the exam questions by Skype, got my diploma and more importantly, I learned a lot from it. Quick tools to help my clients get rid of their stress, traumas and even PTSD faster and more effectively. My syllabus, diploma and neuralyzers will be sent to me this week. Personal presence is of course nice, if you want to relieve some stress yourself, but I found this a solution that worked fine for me. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. I can't wait to introduce the BLAST technique to my clients.
Jessica van Santen - Therapist (Netherlands)
“I found the course very interesting on all levels...I got really amazed by the very fast results!”
Christina Gugi - Hypnotherapist
"Absolutely brilliant course, Nick has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he draws upon to deliver this amazing technique. This is a MUST for all therapists, an invaluable tool to add to existing skill sets. The fast, effective technique for trauma, PTSD, anxiety etc. Truly remarkable course. Thank you Nick!"
Nicki Jenkins - RGN, D.Hyp CS, CPNLP, EFT Practitioner
“Absolutely fabulous training! I give it 10/10. Very encouraging , delivered well, engaging, time flew well for me here!”
Milka Witkowska - Hypnotherapist
"I am really impressed with Nick Davies and his BLAST Technique. In our hypnotic world that is swamped with so many rehashes of existing protocols and techniques, BLAST is something that really stands out. It certainly helped that I had already studied some elements of the course but not essential. Nick’s easy tutoring style is so inclusive, I felt it enhanced what I already knew, as well as delivering clearly, all the new stuff. While practising the technique, myself and one of my colleagues both experienced noticeable change. I feel as if I have a powerful new tool in my toolbox that will enhance my repertoire considerably. I definitely recommend the BLAST Technique to all therapists and practitioners."
Spencer Baldwin - Hpnotherapist
“A must for all working in the healing profession!”
Josie Jenkison - Hypnotherapist
"The two days were amazing. the BLAST Technique is genius! Nick is both professional & friendly. I'd come back to the UK for all his seminars!"
Zuzana Nott - Psychotherapist (Prague, Czech Republic)
"Nick has the ability to make all his students feel valued & has the professionalism to deliver the course in a timely manner. I felt his knowledge is immense regarding his subject & was comfortable I was in good hands.”
Nick Bray – Hypnotherapist
“Nick is very knowledgeable and competent, it’s clear he’s very passionate about what he teaches. I felt the workshop was excellent value for money, not only did we learn a new tool, there was plenty of therapeutic work during the training, releasing student’s traumas.”
"Nick is an excellent teacher, his knowledge & his passion are obvious. Nick is down to Earth & he has a great balance of seriousness & fun which reflected in the course. I learned a very valuable tool & this technique is a total game-changer!"
Sylvia Sobota - Energy Worker
"Nick is a highly knowledgeable in his subject, you soon feel safe, at ease & welcome in the class. He ensures everyone understands & uses a good range of teaching styles. He is very observant & picks up on each students needs and requirements well."
Suzanne Bond - Hypnotherapist
"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
"Having just spent a fantastic weekend training with Nick in his awesome BLAST Technique, I can honestly say it's the best training course I have attended, both in value for money + content. Nick is a master of his craft + his easy manner and laid back style of delivery made the course both enlightening + entertaining. PTSD + trauma clients no longer hold any fear for me."
Sandie Doyle - Hypnotherapist
"Nick's style of presentation had me 100% engaged 100% of the time. In nearly every presentation I've been to before I've thought 'I could've done that better!', not so with this!"
Paul Hill - Hypnotherapist
"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
“Thank you for this amazing training and technique that you created. I believe that it is a gift for all of us, for HUMANITY entirely.”
Stephanie Fernandes - Energy Worker
"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
"The BLAST Technique is one of the most effective methods that treat the root cause. It can be used for many things but specialises in PTSD + trauma it is a must have in any change workers toolbox".
Shane Harron - Change Worker
"Excellent workshop. I have thoroughly enjoyed attending and will definitely attend the Advanced Diploma in the future. I would have no qualms in recommending the course to others. Nick has found his true vocation in life without a doubt!"
Tracey O'Sullivan - Hypnotherapist
"Had a great weekend learning this technique. The demonstrations were particularly good and the practice so valuable. I would recommend learning 'BLAST' and training with Nick."
Kerry Welch - Hypnotherapist
"Nick is very knowledgeable and a great trainer. The BLAST Technique is going to be an amazing addution to my practice. It is super effective + gets much faster results than traditional EMDR. We did lots of practical exercises so feel confident using this straight away."
Denise Searle - Hypnotherapist
"This course is a hidden gem. Nick is an amazing guy who teaches with love and respect."
Nico Manta - NLP Practitioner & Hypnotherapist
"I would thoroughly recommend this course & it's creator, Nick Davies. He is a very good trainer who has many years experience & is obviously brilliant at what he does. A great course."
Karen Peters - Hypnotherapist
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