Trainings

Amanda offers trainings in Depth Enquiry. Trainees must already be qualified therapists.

3 Day Workshop for Therapists

Workshop Format

Amanda’s Depth Enquiry workshops for therapists are held from time to time. These are 3 day experiential workshops involving theory, demonstrations, practice, feedback and supervision. An extensive manual is provided to participants.

During COVID these trainings are being held online using Zoom.

In this format there are 15 hours of Professional Development. A training certificate for PD requirements is provided to participants.

To train in Depth Enquiry, you will need a smartphone and a simple headset, plus the BSDR (Bilateral Sounds Desensitization and Reprocessing) player app. The app is available for iOS and Android.

(Bilateral sounds rather than eye movements are used in Depth Enquiry.)

Dates

Three Day Workshop: Fri – Sun, 29 – 31 October 2021

Details

  • This is a highly interactive course with lots of practice time. Amanda does demonstrations and there are personal experience exercises.
  • You’ll need a smartphone and a simple headset, plus the BSDR (Bilateral Sounds Desensitization and Reprocessing) player app. The app is available for iOS and Android.
  • The workshop attendance times are 10am – 4pm (including two quarter hour breaks and one half hour lunch break).
  • The workshop counts as 15 hours of Professional Development. A training certificate for PD requirements is provided.

Cost, Payments, Cancellations

  • The cost is $900, including GST.
  • No cancellations accepted within 30 days of the workshop start date.
  • To pay by EFT or Credit Card, please contact Amanda. (Credit Card fee 1.75%.)

2 Day Advanced Zoom Workshop

Workshop Format

The 2 Day workshop format enables experienced DE practitioners to hone their skills and provides a forum for advanced question and answer sessions.

Participants must already have completed the 3 Day DE training.

This year the course is two Zoom sessions of 3.5 hours each (total 7 hours of Professional Development). A training certificate for PD requirements is provided to participants.

Dates

Two Sundays: TBA, from 9:00am – 12:30pm both days.

Cost, Payments, Cancellations

  • The cost is TBA.
  • To pay by EFT or Credit Card, please contact Amanda. (Credit Card fee 1.75%.)

Location of In-person Trainings

Suite 4, 144-146 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.


Testimonials from the Trainings

Here are reports I have received from attendees of the trainings.

Rebecca Stuart (BA Hons, GDipPsych, MPsych Clin):

I haven’t been using Depth Enquiry a great deal, and I admit I’m still a bit nervous about offering it, because it is out of the ordinary and I’m so used to my role as a therapist doing the normal kind of therapy I do.

But I’ve had two experiences recently that were pretty remarkable and inspiring. The experiences were both with very young women (bless them and their plastic brains) that I’ve been working with for 4 and 6 months, both of whom struggled with deep beliefs of “I’m not good enough” that interfered with their lives in different ways.

I did one DE session with each of them, and both were significantly transformed.

In the first case, she was depressed and would often be weepy in sessions, talking about how in every aspect of her life she feels inadequate and insecure. In our DE session she got straight into the origins of this, she cried a lot (tears of self compassion rather than the weepy tears of being stuck) and her brain just went to all her experiences that were instrumental in informing her belief. We’ve had 2 sessions since then (over 1 month) and her weepiness and depression has all but gone. She knows she still has things to work on, but her sense of herself as being “not good enough” has gone from a deep unshakable belief to an experience that made sense in the context of her life, and with the self compassion and understanding unlocked in the process, she is quite unstuck from it, and I already see greater confidence and aliveness. It is amazing.

With the 2nd client, we did one session, and although it didn’t seem to shift a lot at the time, she came back the next week a lot lighter and with a changed perspective on her situation. During the DE she pictured herself as a boat adrift, having left the island of her (overly controlling) family, and not quite knowing where to moor. She was distressed by this image of herself as a drifting boat during the session. The next week she reported that although she still felt like a boat, she also knew that she was somehow fine, and that it wasn’t actually a problem – that she was less a flimsy sailboat vulnerable to the winds and currents, and more a sturdy ship, steering her own path.

Anyway, I saw both of these women the same day, and it just really struck me that the DE had been such a turning point. It made me really happy and more confident in wanting to deliver more of it.

So I was thinking of you and thought I’d let you know. Many thanks for your contribution to my work.

Paul Kamphuis (Gestalt Psychotherapist):

“Personally, I’ve been amazed at how Depth Enquiry has allowed me to stay with a process for longer, connect more deeply with it, and make greater meaning of it. I’ve had some great insights. Historically, I have habitually interrupted processes. This did not occur for me during Depth Enquiry. It felt natural and simple.”

“I have also recently integrated Depth Enquiry into my practice. It’s been great. I started with my longer term clients and I’ve noticed their processes deepen very quickly. It’s hard to fathom. I am continually surprised at the big and rapid changes that clients report from engaging with it. It is a powerful tool that I’m happy to have in my kit. I have great confidence in it. Thanks again for sharing it. With much gratitude.”

Careena Cook (Psychotherapist, MCouns&PsychTh):

“I found Amanda Gruhn’s Depth Enquiry training to be experiential, informative and fun. It gave me the confidence to start using the process immediately with my clients. DE has now become an integral part of my therapy toolbox. Using DE I can confidently and safely assist clients to experience themselves more fully in the world. I love it.”

Annette Reeves (Gestalt Psychotherapist)

“I just wanted to say a big thank you again for your training. It was a rare and privileged experience to witness your skill and grace with my fellow workshop participants … both in imparting the knowledge, attending to our various requirements and through the demonstrations. I feel very excited about this new technique as well as equipped with enough knowledge to give it a shot. So again thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm in bringing this together.”

Louise Pearson (BSW BA, MAASW (Acc), Counsellor, Gestalt Psychotherapist):

“This course was the professional development highlight of my year. It was small, it was intimate, and the material was so easy to learn, but with such fabulous practical applications. I came away with a new tool for my toolbox, and with the knowledge that if I had questions, if I needed to go back over things, I had a fabulous book to refer to, as well as a great resource in Amanda. We didn’t get bogged down in theory, but instead we saw how it worked … and, I know from experience, that it works. I strongly encourage you to consider it, because in a world where I see advertisements for training courses everywhere, this one really delivers.”

Maria Clark (Counsellor, Psychotherapist)

“Initially curious about EMDR and its application as an instrument for addressing trauma and anxiety with clients, I decided to experience Amanda’s Depth Enquiry first hand as a client before undertaking her Master Class.”

“I chose to address my ongoing personal challenge with health issues and so we commenced the process and upon completing 5 sessions, I’m left with a number of unexpected shifts which are not limited to the health issues that initiated the enquiry. Not only have my perceptions of past experiences altered both emotionally and physically but my attunement to future experiences have also changed. In other words, my anxiety in the present is not physiologically or emotionally informed by the past nor by assumptions regarding future experiences or possibilities.”

“Consequently I am present with less effort and have a sense of my whole of self being more available in the moment. This has allowed a depth of presence not only between self with self but also self with other. It has also provided an altered ‘being with’ while working with clients. I am able to ‘be with’ them, empathise and follow their journey with greater ease. Now I find after a full day of work with clients, I am not as depleted physically or emotionally.”

“I envisage DE as a valuable and effective intervention with clients, particularly with those who have developed a level of awareness and progressed in their personal therapy but on occasion find themselves ‘stuck’ or reliving aspects of old scenarios that leave them baffled, confused and vulnerable.”