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Welcome to EMDR Training New Zealand

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is 1 of 2 treatments recommended by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of trauma related problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Its discovery in 1989 by Dr Francine Shapiro transformed the treatment landscape for these types of problems. EMDR therapy is now being used for a wider set of mental health conditions where memories have been stored with residual cognitive, emotional and somatic disturbance.

EMDR Training New Zealand offers EMDR Institute  trainings ( )  to mental health professionals. Its presenter, Dr Tom Flewett, is a psychiatrist who completed his trainer training through the American based EMDR Institute. EMDR Institute Trainings are recognised internationally and are approved by EMDRIA.


  • The 2019 EMDR Institute Basic Trainings are fully booked. 2020 dates will be uploaded by late winter 2019.
  • A 3 day Advanced Training in the treatment of dissociative states using EMDR Therapy will be offered again in 2020.
  • Training Dates and Venues