EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization)

The essence of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is an effective approach to alleviate the emotional burden of traumatic memories. During EMDR the working memory of the brain is distracted in order to fade the bad memories. The process of recalling the memory while the therapist distracts using stimuli such as finger movements, beeps or vibrations helps to reduce the emotional intensity of the memories

EMDR therapy is especially useful for people who struggle with the effects of trauma, such as traffic accidents, sexual abuse, a robbery or any other traumatic experience. These memories can impose and lead to emotional issues like anger, anxiety, depression and problems sleeping or concentrating.

The goal of EDMR therapy is to make the traumatic memories more manageable so that you can function better and recover from the impact the trauma had on your life. It is a valuable approach for the treatment of various traumas and the emotional burden they create.


EMDR can be used with the following issues:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic memories
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress and stress-related issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Negative self-image and low self-esteem

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System Coaching for Families, Children and Teens

System coaching for families, children and teens is a form of (group or individual) coaching that aims to guide and support families, children and teens in the context of their social system. The goal of system coaching is to address issues within the family or social environment and encourage positive change.

  • System coaching looks at the whole family or social environment that the child or teen grows up in, instead of focussing only on the individual.
  • The system coach helps to identify patterns, habits and interaction dynamics that possibly contribute to problems within the family, the child or the teen. This can vary from communication challenges, conflicts and behavioural problems.
  • System coaching focuses on the improvement of communications and interactions within the family. This can include teaching family members to communicate and problem-solve more effectively.
  • System coaching focuses on finding solutions and encourages positive change in the family dynamic. This may include developing new strategies and approaches to deal with challenges.
  • System coaching tries to utilise and improve the strong points and resources already available in the family so that they can face challenges and grow together.

The goal of system coaching for families, children and teens is to create a supportive and healthy environment for the children and teens to develop and thrive. It is an approach that acknowledges that individual issues are often linked to the wider context of the family and social environment.

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Moral Deliberation

Moral deliberation is a structured process that helps deal with ethical dilemmas or moral issues within health care, education and other professional contexts. It is often used in such situations as:

Health Care

Moral deliberation can be applied to ethical questions with regard to the treatment and care for patients, for example when there is a disagreement over the best treatment choices or when cultural and religious view about health and illness clash.


Moral deliberation can be used in educational organisations to support lecturers, administrators and other staff when dealing with ethical questions around students, curriculum development and educational policies.


In the corporate context, moral deliberation is sometimes applied to deal with ethical issues such as corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, HR and decisions with regard to customers and suppliers.

Social Work

Professional care providers in the social sector can use moral deliberation to solve ethical questions around their clients such as privacy, justice and well-being.

Moral deliberation usually involves bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, such as physicians, nurses, ethicists, social workers and other invested parties, to discuss the moral dilemma and explore different perspectives to come to a well-considered decision or recommendation. The goal is to solve ethical issues, promote moral sensitivity and improve the quality of care, education, corporate practices and other professional activities.

Allenamento can facilitate the moral deliberation and shape the process. Ask for the possibilities through the contact form.

Training and Advice

Are you dealing with any of the themes that Allenamento works with, and would you like to deepen your knowledge and expertise? I am sure I can help.

With a personalised proposal, Allenamento can:

  • Offer training, workshops or key notes
  • Supervise intervision
  • Help navigate internal inquiry
  • Advice
  • Hold moral deliberation

Ask for the possibilities through the contact form