Eye Movement Integration (EMI) Skopje 2020


About EMI:

EMI is a neuro-therapeutic method for accessing and integrating traumatic memories and experiences. EMI is astonishingly rapid in its effects, freeing clients from the burden of unresolved memories of almost any form of trauma – from childhood abuse to car accidents; from rape to natural disasters to combat situations. Its effect is in just one to six treatment sessions.

Eye Movement Integration (EMI) is a powerful, brief and very respectful treatment modality for the resolution of trauma and various traumatic experiences. It was developed by Connirae and Steve Andreas of Colorado, USA in 1989. It is often confused with EMDR, but different in that it uses 22 instead of just 2 guided Slow Pursuit Eye Movements across the entire visual field of the client. EMI provides a client-oriented approach toward their traumatic experiences and it is adapted to a phenomenological field of trauma of the client.

The power of EMI lies in its ability to access the multisensory, somatic and affective dimensions of a traumatic memory. It taps into the brain’s ability to heal itself by giving it another chance to process and integrate the fragmented traumatic memories.

About EMI Training:

During the EMI training the operational and technical concepts of psychotraumatology are provided, including the various information processing models, evidence based (Trauma Focused), CBT, Cognitive Process (CP) (Foa & Kozak et al).

Therapists immediately learn to make a clinical conceptualization of their clients’ cases, according to the SARI Model (Philips, 1995), they learn and understand how traumatic and stressful events in the patient’s life may have contributed to the discomfort theye present when they arrive in therapy. Strategies and resources are provided to immediately identify the targets and events that can connect to the history and symptomatology of their clients. Once the events have been identified, Big Trauma and small trauma, thanks to the structured interview, you will deepen how to make a work plan with EMI according to the therapeutic objectives.

At the end of each level, candidates will be able to immediately use the EMI methodology with their patients.

In order to become an EMI Practitioner you have to complete the following requirments:

The EMI training with Minnie Loubser has a total of 58 hours divided into:

● EMI Fundamental: 27-29, March, 2020, Skopje

● EMI Advanced: 3-4 July, 2020

● Group Supervision- between the two workshops

● One Individual supervision- between the two workshops

● One Personal session- between the two workshops

Also, as addition to the programme will be provided EMI Master- 23-25 October, 2020

After having completed this training hours, the candidate becomes EMI Practitioner, get certified and becomes part of the EMI International community.

Fundamental Training will be realized from 27th -29th of March, 2020 in Skopje
In the Fundamental EMI workshop the primary emphasis will be placed on the roots of EMI, areas of
application, EMI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the fundamental workshop attention
will also be given to how we register trauma, eye movements and the mind, the evaluation of the client,
coping strategies and resources, planning the treatment, preparing the client for intervention, exploring
traumatic memory networks, utilizing the 22 eye movement patterns, concluding EMI and ending the
sessions. Special emphasis will be given to when the treatment fails or when it is too overwhelming. At
completion of this workshop professionals will be able to use EMI in their practices


This training is accredited by the Impact Academy, Quebec, Canada, also known as EMI International, and by its accredited trainner performing this training, Minnie Loubster. The certificate will be provided after completition of each training workshop.

Language of Delivery: The training programme will be delivered in English.

About the trainers:

Minnie Loubster– Clinical Psychologist, SE practicionaire and EMI certified trainner and supervisor

Minnie Loubser is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She has a Masters degree in Research Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch (1980) and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (UZ,1993).

She lectured at the University of the Western Cape from 1983 – 1989. After relocating to KZN she went into private practice from 1994. She became a specialist on ADHD, internationally and nationally trained and presented at conferences and workshops on this topic.

She has extensive training in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and Ego State Therapy, starting in 1995 at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in the USA and continuing through the Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa (MEISA).

She has completed advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Minnie has completed advanced training in TRE. Somatic Experiencing, Brain Working Recursive Therapy and is a trainer in Resource Therapy and EMI. She has international training in Impact Therapy and International advanced training in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) and Resource Therapy. Minnie is an accredited National and International EMI and Resource Therapy trainer.

Currently besides her practice at Virginia Way Office, North Wing Reception, Hamman Street in Stellenbosch, she also presents workshops for EMI Level 1, Level 2, Group Supervision in South Africa and Europe. This year we are hoping to start the workshops for the Resource Therapy as well.

More info on: https://emitherapy.co.za/about/ 

Elton Kazanxhi, psychologist, psycho-traumatologist, EMI and EMDR certified practicionaire and supervisor.

His training continued by attending integrated counseling seminars for several years, during which he became aware of therapeutic models such as Gestalt, Transaction Analysis, REBT, NLP and Bioenergetics.In 2011 he started his development in the field of Psychology and Traumatology and began organizing several trainings with professionals in Albania and Italy.

Thus, came the idea of establishing an Italian-Albanian association in Tirana with the aim of training the first therapists specializing in integrated psychotherapy. In 2015 he started a new chapter in the field of psycho-traumatology concluding his career as a Practitioner in EMDR (Desensitization and Reproduction of Eye Movement) and in 2016 he founded and headed the A.P.E.A psycho traumatology association in collaboration with other colleagues. (EMDR Albania Psycho Traumatology Association) Subsequently, his eclectic spirit led him to curiously approach other Psycho Traumatological techniques, encouraging him to travel between Switzerland and the Netherlands to study EMI (Eye Movement Integration Therapy). and becoming the EMI Representative for Italy and Assistant to International Coach Minnie Loubser.

In 2018, created EMI ITALY with the goal of training therapists in EMI Therapy. He currently works as a psychologist; psychotherapist registered in the Marche Regional Register (Italy) and continues to nurture his passion; “Eclectic Therapist”. He have published several publications in the area of Psychotraumatology. He also collaborates with the Cortex Association of N. Macedonia in trainings in Psycho Traumatology and EMI.

Who can participate:

Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychologist and psychotherapists that have prior experience in working with trauma. This programe is not suitable to people in begining on psychotherapy training, or students of psychology with no experience in trauma work.

Number of participants:

Min 10 participants, max 16 participants. The price depends of the number of the participants in the

Price of the training programme:

The certification program consisted of two seminars: Fundamental and Advanced with included group
supervision will be conducted for 260 euro per seminar (taxes excluded) if the group is min 10 people
and 250 euro if the group is min. 12 people. So, the whole programe will cost you 520 or 500 euro
depending on the group number. Group supervision is covered within the programme. One individual
work and one individual supervision is payed additionally within the referencing price of the country of
the training (usually around 30 euro per session). It can be payed into two instalments before
participating on each level.

Master seminar will be organized additionally for all interested after the basic program is finished.

Registration to the programme:

To reserve the place it is necessary to send mail to the both contact persons given below, after which you will get a mail for more details about the programme and about the the payment of cotisation for registration of the training. Completed registration is confirmed after the cotisation is payed.

The registration for this training group will be open until 15.03.2020, so we can organized the logistics of the group and of the trainners on time.

If you have more questions regarding the training programe please do not hestitate to ask as.

Contact persons for this programme in Skopje, NM:

Radmila Zivanovic- radmila.zivanovic@gmail.com

Sema Halili- Semahalili9@gmail.com

This training programe in North Macedonia is delivered by EMI Italy, through collaboration with Cortex Association. In Skopje this programe is also organisationally and logisticly supported by Psihoterapika, Association for Psychology and Psychotherapy.




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Coaching e Counseling Online.Una possibilità grazie allo Swish 2.0

Di Elton Kazanxhi, Psicologo, Psicotraumatologo, Practitioner EMI, Practitioner EMDR

E’ possibile fare coaching o Counseling online?

Una delle domande che ci vengono poste dai nostri associati in questi giorni è se esiste la possibilità di fare counseling o coaching online, e con quali tecniche è possibile lavorare. Premetto che, ci sono alcune limitazioni, soprattutto per chi usa tecniche espressive e tutti coloro che si occupano di terapie con movimenti oculari come  EMDR o EMI therapy.

Ma abbiamo una comprovata ricerca Americana, vedesi Robbins (2017 ), che conferma alcuni dati secondo cui il coaching e il counseling online hanno degli effetti positivi . Allora senza stare troppo a perdersi in concetti inutili, oggi vi voglio parlare di una della tecniche efficaci che i nostri associati e terapisti EMI possono usare .

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Intro Eye Movement Integration Skopje

Recent psychotherapy research has informed us that traumatic developmental as well as life cycle experiences are aspects that should not be overlooked because the consequences of non-elaborate traumatic experiences increasingly affect different psychopathologies: such as can be addictions, personality disorders, phobias, depression, dissociation, emotional disorders, etc. (Van der Kolk 2003).

In 2019 in Northern Macedonia in Tetovo we got engaged as EMI ITALY ASSOCIATION ® in collaboration with the Association “CORTEX”- Tetovo to create our first one-year training in Psycho-traumatology, and during the training we introduced the newest neurotherapeutic technique called “Eye Movement Integration Therapy” ™.

The formation of this group in Tetovo inspired and aroused the interest of psychologists in Northern Macedonia to further advance the approach of psycho-traumatology and an integrative model.

From this experience, seeing the interest of many other professionals, there was a need to extend this approach to Skopje as well.

For this reason, on 06.12.2019 in Skopje we will organize a promotional workshop for EMI Therapy aimed at forming an educational group.

EMI Italy Association will organize this event in Northern Macedonia in cooperation with the Association “CORTEX”- Tetovo and the Association “PSIHOTERAPIKA”- Skopje.

What is EMI?

Eye Movement Integration therapy, is a new “neuro-therapeutic” approach to the treatment of intrusive memories, phobias, post-traumatic-stress-disorder etc. EMI uses the longer smooth-pursuit eye movements and encourages conscious connection with the ‘toxic’ subconscious psychological material. The general idea is that various portions of the visual field will access different modalities with regard to

the memory. A systematic journey through all the areas with periodic verbal feedback whilst remaining

connected to the memory will help to integrate the memory thereby combining various fragmented

sensations into a multimodal “Gestalt”. This therapy acts like a disinfectant to a wound

Conditions:Sessions last around 90 minutes, 30-60 minutes for a child.

Sessions will be bi-weekly for adults and teenagers, weekly sessions for children.

Be sure to have enough funds for at least 3 to 4 sessions – you can’t stop treatment half way through.

The right “timing” to introduce this therapy is chosen by both the EMI practitioner and the client.

The client should be without eye problems or eye-surgery coming up or done.

Clients can undergo this therapy after 6-8 weeks after the trauma has occured, 2-3 weeks for a child.

When medication has been taken, the condition has to be stable – and the client needs to keep on using his medication.

Substances/Drugs and alcohol: Therapy can only take place at least after 2 weeks without any drugs/alcohol/any substance and the client has to agreed not to use any substance in the following week. Normal alcohol use is no problem.

What to Expect

The integration will continue neurologically for 10-14 days.

You might experience some sensations, flashbacks and/or changes in your sleep in the following 2-10 days.

You might surprise yourself in reacting differently to different situations.

Other people might react differently to you.

Be careful not to make impulsive decisions right after therapy.

You might experience vomiting, headaches, and/or diarrhea after the treatment as a way to eliminate your inner experience of the original trayma. These happens in 2% to 15% of the client.

Whenever you experience new information/ideas about your circumstances, or feelings, write it down so that you can share them with your EMI practitioner at your next session.

Stay in touch between sessions.

Somebody should drive you home after the therapy as you will continue to experience flashbacks and this may distract you on your driving.

The Neurobiology of Distressing Experience.

In order to understand how EMI works, we have to understand how memories are formed. In ordinary circumstances, sensory information is funneled from the sense organs to the thalamus, and from there the information is shunted to the various specialist parts of the brain: the occipital lobe for visual information, the temporal lobe for auditory and verbal information, and the frontal lobe, where the information is processed and integrated with stored knowledge to form a perception. Signals from the frontal lobe are sent back down to the limbic region, and the amygdala, where emotional associations are attached to the perception: pleasure, distaste, fear, etc. Short-term recall and long-term consolidation of memories depend on the hippocampus, which has connections with all these parts of the brain and orchestrates the activation of all the bits of sensory, cognitive and affective information that compose a given integrated memory.

Distressing experience affects the mind differently than ordinary experience does. Work by Joseph Ledoux and others has demonstrated that survival reactions in the face of threatening or intense situations use an alternative “emergency” pathway (LeDoux, 1992). Information from the thalamus can be sent directly —via a single synapse —to the amygdala, part of the primitive reptilian part of the human brain, which initiates survival behaviors and emotional responses a split second before the information can reach the more distant frontal lobe and form a clear perception. Essentially, nature has designed a shortcut to permit quick reactions in the lace of a sudden threat, based on a “quick and dirty” reading of the sensory information by the amygdala. If the amygdala perceives a threat message in the unprocessed sensory information, it sends out signals to the brain and endocrine organs to initiate the “fight or flight” response. It shuts down non-essential functions and triggers a joint of adrenaline that tenses the muscles, sets the heart racing, quickens respiration and in general readies the body to deal with whatever terrible thing is about to happen. If it later turns out that the sinuous object on the forest path was not a snake but just a curved stick, the frontal lobe will send out signals that permit the body to relax, climb down out of the tree it had jumped into, and eventually let the heart beat and breathing return to a normal rhythm.

The central roles of the hippocampus and the amygdala usually work hand in hand. Moderately elevated activity in the amygdala causes improved connectivity of the hippocampus, and heightened potential for learning. Excessive stimulation of the amygdala by overwhelming experience, however, causes impaired hippocampal functioning due to the intensity of the neuroendocrine stress responses. This means that the hippocampus may not be able to coordinate the sensory and emotional information received during a crisis into integrated memories. The end result is that traumatic memories are often recorded as fragmentary, nonintegrated bits and pieces. The conversion of these non-integrated memories into integrated form is thought by trauma experts such as Bessel van der Kolk to be essential for recovery from the psychological impact of the traumatic event (Van der Kolk. McEarlane, and Weisaeth. 1996).


Many clients have had key experiences in their lives that have left enduring imprints in their multisensory memory networks. Not all survivors of abuse, trauma or ot

her distressing episodes will have trouble integrating the memory, but for many the traces remain paradoxically strong and fragmentary simultaneously. In the most severe eases, traumatic memories can contribute to severe mental disturbances such as dissociative disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. In milder ca

ses, anxiety or depression may be the only sign. The spectrum of symptoms that may stem from unresolved memories of distressing events also includes nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, avoidance behaviors and panic attacks (Van der Kolk, McFarlane, and Weisaeth). EMI is useful for treating any constellation of symptoms or difficulties that can be reasonably traced to a traumatizing incident or period of the client’s life. EMI appears to be able to facilitate access to these troubling, nonintegrated memories, by circumventing the routine patterns of thought and avoidance that the client has habitually followed. Figuratively speaking, the eye movements appear to redirect the client’s mind into dusty corners that have been neglected, releasing information —whether painful or healing —that can th

en be naturally incorporated into a new, healthful perspective on their current life and their past experien

This introductory training is dedicated for clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors in North Republic of Macedoniace. It is almost as if EMI activates an inner homeostatic guide that leads the client out of the maze of their troubling memories. The varying patterns of eye movements, the reassuring environment of the therapist’s office, the focus on the sensory, cognitive and affective aspects of the memory —all of these ingredients combine to produce an astonishingly effective intervention.

Ensure your sits in time, the deadline for reservation is 01 of December and places are limited to 25 sits.

Resource Therapy con Pascal Wohlgemuth 30 Novembre- 01 Dicembre 2019

La Resource Therapy è una tecnica  basata sull’idea che la personalità è composta da parti. La parte che presenta un problema  o blocco nella terapia è raramente la parte che necessita di cambiamenti. La parte presentata  di solito si lamenta di un’altra parte della personalità.

Il Resource Practitioner deve portare la parte della personalità che ha bisogno di cambiamento alla coscienza, così da poter lavorare su di essa direttamente, facilitando un cambiamento più profondo, rapido e duraturo.

In terapia questa pratica è molto utile, in quanto, è importante individuare e occuparsi precisamente dello Stato delle risorse che presenta il problema, lavorare, cioè, direttamente con la parte che necessita di modifiche, si mostra come la via più diretta per la risoluzione, piuttosto che continuare a passare il tempo a parlare con un’altra parte meno focale rendendo fallimentare o meno efficace la terapia.

Il corso è aperto alle figure che si occupano di cambiamento  sia esso in  ambiti  educativi, sportivi e terapeutici.

Psicologi, Psicoterapeuti, Counselor, Coach, Educatori, Riabilitatori Psichiatrici.

N.B Resource Therapy è un marchio registrato,  il diritto dell’insegnamento così come la responsabilità  verso quali  professionisti  ricondurre l’insegnamento, sono decisi dallo stesso Autore.



Sito ufficiale Resource Therapy International https://www.resourcetherapyinternational.com/

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Recensione Eye Movement Integration Book

Eye Movement Integration (EMI) è un trattamento neuroterapeutico completo che favorisce e facilità l’elaborazione di  esperienze  stressanti e sindromi post-traumatiche da stress. 

In questo libro gli autori descrivono la biologia del trauma, riferendosi alle nuove richerche nel campo delle neuroscienze e in particolare modo si riferiscono  alla teoria polivagale di S. Porges e  contributi di  Daniel Siegel.

Gli autori grazie alla loro personale esperienza in terapie come la Gestalt, EMDR, TMC,  esortano i punti di forza di questo nuovo approccio e ne delineano anche alcune ipotesi di integrazione metodolologica con altre  tecniche terapeutiche.

Un libro ricco di spunti e casi clinici trattati con EMI, indirizzato a tutti i giovani psicologi che vogliono  conoscere un approccio breve e mirato alla risoluzione degli eventi di vita negativi.

 L’ EMI è indicata per una miriade di possibili interventi, dato che la maggior parte dei casi di disagio psicologico viene generata da quelli che noi chiamiamo “bad life events”, ossia eventi che hanno messo in crisi l’equilibrio psico-fisico della persona, il che la rende funzionale non solo nel caso di un Disturbo da Stress Post-Traumatico (PTSD) ma anche con tutto lo spettro dei disturbi d’ansia.


EMI I° Livello con la Trainer Internazionale Minnie Loubser


Prima Giornata

8.30 Registrazione Partecipanti

09.00-10.00 Concetti di Psicotraumatologia per i Disturbi post Traumatici

10.00-13.00 La ricerca scientifica e i movimenti oculari EM (Eye Movement), HIP ( Human Information Processing), modelli di elaborazione e confronti tra EMDR- Ipnosi- Brainspot. Il modello di memoria e l’elaborazione delle informazioni- ipotesi sui meccanismi d’azione.

14.00-16.30 Raccolta anamnestica, testistica e pianificazione terapeutica SARI Model (revisionato Kazanxhi, Ricci, 2018)

16.30-18.00 Preparazione del paziente- spiegazione della EMI, Psicoeducazione,  installazione delle risorse- Relaxation Technique (Erikson), diversi tipi di ancoraggio NLP

Seconda Giornata

09.00-11.15 Assessment e accesso alla lista dei ricordi, creazione del frame TDRS model.

11.15- 12.30 Individuare i “GazeSpot” e presentazione dei ventidue movimenti oculari nella EMI Therapy.

14.00-15.00 Dimostrazione di una seduta EMI

15.00-18.00 Esercitazione pratica in piccoli gruppi

Terza giornata

9.00-11.30  Strategie Integrate: Somatic Experience, Gestalt e  Terapia Metacognitiva

11.30-12.30 Esercitazione in pratica in piccoli gruppi

12.30-13.00 Certificazione e saluti

14.00-18.00 Supervisione per i Terapisti EMI Advanced con la Trainer Minnie Loubser


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EMI & Ipnosi Eriksoniana


In un  sopravissuto ad un trauma le risposte fisiologiche sono esacerbate quando le memorie cariche di affetto immagazzinate nelle reti associative sono innescate da input o segnali sensoriali ambientali e attivano il sistema nervoso autonomo.

 La riabilitazione dal trauma comporta non solo il miglioramento dei sintomi fisiologici e dissociativi, ma anche la ricostruzione cognitiva di una valida visione del mondo che integri in se stesso sia la propria vulnerabilità, sia un nuovo significato  del mondo.

Steve Andreas 1989

Da una prospettiva Ericksoniana, le persone di solito tentano di risolvere i problemi, anche in uno stato dissociativo. Un sintomo come un ricordo intrusivo o un sogno ricorrente di un evento traumatico è quindi interpretato come una richiesta di aiuto nella risoluzione dei problemi.