EMDR Therapy and Consulting

Naomi Iliffe

EMDR Stepping Stones - Masterclass in Interweaving Phase 2 for Complex and Dissociative Clients

Presented by Naomi Iliffe and Fiona Mawson - EMDRAA & EMDRIA Accredited Consultants

Join us to deepen your knowledge and skills in supporting your complex and dissociative clients with a focus on 'parts work', Polyvagal interventions and interweaving Phase 2 strategies into Phases 4-7.

Date: 23rd to 25th January 2025

Location: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

7 Venning St, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557, Australia

Cost: $1100.00

For any further Information contact naomi.iliffe@outlook.com or fiona@emdrconsulting.com.au 

Event Details

Join us for a Masterclass in Phase 2 for Complex and Dissociative Clients. In this training Fiona and Naomi will take you through a number of practical strategies and techniques to help your complex and dissociative clients prepare for EMDR Therapy trauma memory reprocessing. Participants will learn;

  • Structural Dissociation: 1.5 day introduction including the opportunity to practice Frasers Table and how to work with emotional parts to ensure they are orientated to time, safe and able to work colaboratively to begin memory reprocessing.
  • The following 1.5 days will have an overview of Polyvagal Theory and specific Polyvagal strategies to help your complex clients in Phase 2 – Preparation and Stabilisation. This part of the training will draw on the work of Stephen Porges, Deb Dana and Peter Levine.
  • You will also take home a structured workbook, written by Naomi and Fiona, to guide your clients through strategies for distress tolerance, emotional regaulation and safety in expressing/experiencing emotions. This work draws on some of the work of Joany Spierings and Fiona and Naomi’s own strategies developed in over 35 combined years of trauma work.
  • Learn how you can interweave Phase 2 strategies into Phase 4-7 to help your complex and dissociative clients stay present, regulated, safe and within their Window of Tolerence, so they can maintain dual attention to reprocess trauma content successfully.


Please Note You will need to have completed your EMDR Basic Training to attend this Masterclass . You will also be working in pairs to practice, as a client and a therapist, how to facilitate Frasers Table and work with parts. In registering for this training you also agree to seek your own therapeutic support if the ‘parts work’ of this training opens up specific areas or issues for you.

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A minimum number of participants is required for a training to proceed. If you have registered for training, please do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you receive final confirmation from EMDR Stepping Stones that the training will proceed. If you choose to make any travel or accommodation arrangements, and the training does not proceed, EMDR Stepping Stones is not liable for any losses you may have incurred.

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About Fiona

Fiona Mawson is an EMDRAA accredited Consultant.  She is a trainee-trainer and facilitates with several different Australian trainers. She completed her EMDR basic training in 2015 progressing to advanced training with Dr. Roger Solomon in 2015. She has participated in over 4 master class and 3 intensive training programs with Dr. Roger Solomon with advanced skills to work with dissociative clients. Fiona has developed an EMDR focused practice in Healesville and Chelsea Heights, Victoria. Fiona has developed skills integrating EMDR with ego state therapy to work with complex clients such as returned veterans, clients with dissociative disorders and clients with complex childhood trauma

About Naomi

Naomi Iliffe

Naomi ILIFFE is an EMDRAA accredited Consultant and member of the EMDRAA Standards and Assessment Committee. Naomi is also a faculty member and training Facilitator with Shapiro’s EMDR Institute. Completing her EMDR training in 2015, Naomi has progressed to advanced training with Dr Roger Solomon, participating in 4 Masterclass and 2 Intensive trainings, developing advanced EMDR Therapy skills in working with a range of presenting issues and complex dissociative disorders. Naomi has established her own psychology practice in Hornsby, NSW and utilises EMDR Therapy in her work with Children, Adolescents and Adults. Naomi has had extensive experience working in the Non-Government sector in trauma, child development, early childhood, child protection, and out of home care, as clinician, manager and the provision of training and consultation.