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PHASE I – BASIC BONDING LEADER

Phase I of the EEH training teaches skills for acute intervention, sensitivity training and resource strengthening. The focus is on aspects of self-regulation, self-attachment, building security and strengthening the bond between parents and their child.

MAIN TOPICS

  • Fundamentals and history of the development of Emotional First Aid
  • Building resonance through body-based conversation work
  • Self-connection and bonding through breathing regulation
  • Attachment-based bodywork and relaxation support
  • Attachment-based techniques for writing support
  • Strengthening parental sensitivity through video feedback
  • Developmental and behavioral diagnostics

PREREQUISITES

The prerequisite for entering Phase I is attending an introductory day or an EEH specialist day. The EEH training course is aimed at people working in the field of early prevention and parental bonding, as well as all professional groups working in therapeutic fields with parents, babies and children. A lateral entry from another professional field is possible. Phase 1 of the EEH training is aimed at people who would like to deepen their knowledge of prevention and attachment support. Phase 1 contains basic EEH knowledge and forms the basis for the subsequent training phases.

CERTIFICATION

Certification as a Basic Bonding Leader entitles the holder to offer preventive and bonding-promoting services for parents and babies within the scope of professional legitimization and to lead parent-baby groups according to the Basic Bonding concept.

 

Requirements for certification

The following conditions must be met for certification as a Basic Bonding Leader and a possible transition to EEH training phase 2 (EEH specialist counseling):

  • Attendance of all training courses according to curriculum phase 1 (max. 10% absenteeism)
  • 9 units of 50 minutes each. in individual and/or group body psychotherapeutic work
  • 3 units of 50 minutes each. Supervision in individual and/or group sessions
  • Attendance of 2 method trainings
  • Video presentation of a parent-child touch session
  • Self-study (preparation and presentation of texts, documented practice, meetings and practice in recorded small groups)

Re-certification

Five years after receiving the certificate, 20 in-depth and supervision hours of 60 minutes each must be completed for re-certification. in the context of in-depth and supervision courses in Basic Bonding and Emotional First Aid.

PHASE II – EEH CONSULTANT

The second phase of training in Emotional First Aid (EEH) teaches body-oriented and trauma-sensitive methods of crisis intervention to support parents and children with early regulation and attachment disorders. In particular, the effects of pregnancy, birth and separation trauma on the further development of the parent-child relationship are addressed.

MAIN TOPICS

  • 7-step models of EEH crisis work
  • Behavioral analysis and stress exploration
  • Coherence building through heart-based self-inquiry
  • Acute therapy after pre- and perinatal stress
  • Building protection through imagination techniques
  • Trauma-integrative bodywork
  • Process and progression diagnostics in EEH

PREREQUISITES

The content follows on seamlessly from the content of Phase I. Participation in Phase II requires the Basic Bonding Group Leader Certificate (Phase I). Phase II ends with certification as an EEH specialist consultant.

CERTIFICATION

Certification as an EEH specialist consultant entitles the holder to provide support in crisis intervention and parent-infant counseling.

 

Requirements for certification

The following conditions must be met for certification as an EEH specialist advisor and a possible transition to EEH training phase 3 (EEH therapist):

  • Attendance of all training courses according to curriculum phase 2 (max. 10% absenteeism)
  • 50 units of 50 minutes each. in individual and/or group body psychotherapy (Total Phase 1&2)
  • Participation in a process-oriented birth workshop
  • 15 units of 50 minutes each. Supervision in individual and/or group sessions (Total Phase 1&2)
  • Attendance of 2 method trainings
  • Self-study (preparation and presentation of texts, documented practice, meetings and practice in recorded small groups)
  • Technical paper (20 pages) on a topic relevant to EEH
  • 30-minute video presentation of a case sequence

Re-certification

Five years after receiving the certificate, 60 in-depth and supervision hours of 60 minutes each must be completed for re-certification. can be demonstrated in the context of in-depth and supervision courses in Emotional First Aid.

PHASE III – EEH THERAPIST

Phase III of the EEH training teaches methods and theoretical perspectives for the process-oriented support of adults, infants and children. This course teaches skills in attachment-oriented parent-child therapy and trauma-integrative process work following overwhelming experiences around pregnancy, birth and early life.

MAIN TOPICS

  • Mindfulness, words and inner navigation (working with body awareness)
  • Heart, coherence and attachment – the basics of heart-based attachment work
  • Breathing and attachment – the role of breathing in attachment-based CPT
  • Trauma, birth and bonding – pre- and perinatal aspects in parent-infant CPT
  • Character and attachment diagnostics
  • Working with unconscious parts of the self
  • Video and case analysis and reflection

PREREQUISITES

The course is aimed at all certified and advanced EEH counselors. The EEH therapist training is aimed at people who want to provide therapeutic support to parents and babies after difficult births, challenging and stressful situations in the here and now or when old attachment injuries make bonding with the baby difficult.

The content of phase 3 follows on seamlessly from the content of phase 2. Participation in phase 3 requires the EEH specialist consultant certificate (phase 2). Phase 3 ends with certification as an EEH therapist.

CERTIFICATION

Certification as an EEH therapist entitles the holder to provide attachment-oriented therapeutic process support for adults, infants and children.

 

Requirements for certification

The following conditions must be met for certification as an EEH therapist and a possible transition to BKPT training for adults (attachment-oriented body psychotherapy):

  • Attendance of all training courses according to curriculum phase 3 (max. 10% absenteeism)
  • 25 units of 50 minutes each. in individual and/or group body psychotherapeutic work
  • 12 units of 50 minutes each. Supervision in individual and/or group sessions
  • Attendance of 2 method trainings
  • Self-study (preparation and presentation of texts, documented practice, meetings and practice in recorded small groups)
  • 40-minute video presentation and professional evaluation of a case sequence

Re-certification

Five years after receiving the certificate, 60 in-depth and supervision hours of 60 minutes each must be completed for re-certification. can be demonstrated in the context of in-depth and supervision courses in Emotional First Aid.

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