Advanced EMDR Common Stuck Points: July 10, 2020


Answers to Common Stuck Points EMDR Consultees Ask

with Sue Genest, 1st Class BA (Hons.) MSc. CCC. RCC.

Approved for 8 EMDRIA Credits: Program #19007-03

Stuck Points Overview

This practical online workshop will provide answers to common EMDR Consultee questions and blockages in the 8 phase and 3-pronged protocols. I tackle the difficult and often unanswered questions by EMDR therapists who have stumbled over blockages and don’t know how to solve them. Some of the questions addressed are: “My client has so many targets. Where do we start”? “My client can’t find a calm place, now what”? “What if my client can’t float back to early childhood”? “I did preparation with my client, but as soon as we started phase 4, the client’s symptoms got worse.” “What if clients want to work on a different target every session if we haven’t finished the last”? “Do I have to follow the 3-pronged protocol”? These questions and others will be addressed in this workshop. I use metaphors, diagrams, stories, and case examples, and to support your learning in addressing common blockages.

Learning Objectives:

– Overview of 8 phases of EMDR & 3 Pronged Protocol

– Overview of EMDR; History Taking & Assessments (Pre – Study & handouts)

– Learn several ways to set the stage for Positive Outcomes

– Understand Keys to Preparation

– Review where to start with EMDR targets

– Enhance understanding answers to common troubles in phases 3-8

– Review blocked processing

Participant Feedback:

Sue’s refresher was really helpful in solidifying my understanding of the entire EMDR process.

The Float back technique came alive for us in a very powerful way. It is much more than a tool to use when processing is stuck. It’s an integral first step in identifying the connection of early unreported/unrealized traumas to the current target.

Sue’s notes on when the SUDS won’t go to zero are a great resource.  Sue helped me realize that I had not properly explained to clients how to differentiate between current levels of distress and current levels of emotion or feeling when taking a SUDS.  A client’s reported SUDS level can remain elevated because they
retain strong feelings, for example, sadness when thinking about a loss and experiencing the natural grief process. If the memory itself is no longer distressing, that it is at a zero, we can move on to Phase V – installation.


Optional Pre Study 5 hours


$250 Cdn. (includes gst)

$300 after the early bird date: May 8, 2019

Super Discount: Register for 3 online workshops by May 8thand pay only $600 for all 3.

Resources and Reference Guide Provided + Pre Study Access with EMDR Resources and Clinical Supplemental Information

Consultee Feedback:

The consultation meeting today was reaffirming, and quelled some of my fears around “doing the EMDR properly”. Sue provided comprehensive solutions to my stuck points as she tapped into her vast experience with this method. Listening to the casework of another group member who attended the consult was also encouraging and helpful. Thank you, Sue.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket before early bird date
EMDR Common Stuck Points
Trio Ticket: CSP + MFB + MM
Register for 3 Online Trainings by May 8th and save hundreds: Common Stuck Points Aug. 12 + Mastering Float Back Nov. 8 + Mind Map Dec. 6


EMDR Basic Training Session 1 / Level one or greater.

All participants are welcome in my training regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender, race, culture, or religious background if you meet the above criteria.