We are looking forward to celebrating 25 years of EMDR together with Francine Shapiro in Edinburgh, the revered, dramatic showcase capital of Scotland. It is fitting that the event should take place in Edinburgh as Scotland has played an important part in the development of EMDR in helping victims of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and the Dunblane school massacre in 1996. Some of the earliest published research on EMDR has come out of Scotland.
The setting of Edinburgh (pronounced ‘Edinbra’) is magnificently striking: perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from a flat landscape with the sheltered shoreline of the river estuary to the north. The city combines centuries of history with being one of the most cosmopolitan and cultured places in Britain. Its internationally famous Festival ‘Fringe’ is the world’s largest arts festival.
Many of you will be familiar with the magnificent Scotch Whisky as well as the traditional Scots kilt and sporran which is still worn for special occasions. Several members of the UK Board may be sporting kilts at the traditional Scots dancing event that we have organised for you.
Please join us for what will surely be a truly memorable educational and cultural extravaganza!
President, EMDR UK & Ireland