Orlando TRN to Join Film Panel Discussion

We are proud to announce that members from the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network have been invited attend the viewing of the documentary Newtown and join in the film’s panel discussion during the Global Peace Film Festival. They will discuss their community response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting and provide support in for those who may need it during the viewing. More information below:

Saturday, September 24, Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe, ORLANDO, FL – Film at 7:45pm. Film and panel are FREE and open to the public. Tickets required. Following the film, Shaady Selahi, Managing Director for Distribution and Impact at ITVS, will moderate a discussion with director Kim A. Snyder, Mark and Jackie Barden whose story is told in the film and leading members of the Orlando community affected by the Pulse tragedy.


From all of us at Trauma Recovery/HAP, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who attended the EMDRIA 2016 Conference that visited our booth, made donations and purchases, donated prizes to our raffle, expressed interest in volunteering and those who just simply wanted to learn more about HAP.  You all make it possible for us to continue our work towards our mission of bringing EMDR therapy to underserved communities worldwide so once again THANK YOU!


2016 EMDRIA Conference

2016 EMDRIA Conference

Come visit us at our booth at the 2016 EMDRIA Conference!

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This year’s Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN on August 25-28. We will be holding our Annual Fundraising Dance on Saturday after the EMDRIA Award’s dinner.  We are thrilled to announce this year’s performers will be A Girl’s Journey!


Mass Shooting in Orlando: Healing for Survivors

We are horrified and saddened by the tragedy Orlando Shootingthat occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL this past weekend. We are so thankful to the Orlando Trauma Recovery Network which has been fast at work setting up pro bono efforts, a free EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) Refresher and a point of contact for those seeking help. For information and updates please click here. At this time, anyone who wishes to donate can give to our Disaster Recovery Fund which is designated specifically to recovery efforts to tragedies such as this.

Carol Martin
Executive Director

May is Mental Health Month!

If we want to break down discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illnesses we need to start talking about mental health before Stage 4 and sharing how it feels to live with a mental illness.

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A Special Screening of a Groundbreaking Documentary

See the next film in the inspirational two part James Redford series on ACES and trauma!

Special Screening Wednesday, May 25th 7:00pm at Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT.


Featuring New Haven’s own Clifford Beers Clinic and ALIVE Programs!

Learn how the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect not only a child’s developing brain and behavior, but also their physical health.

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Tickets are free, but you must register.

For more information and other screenings near you click here!

In Memory of John Marquis

John_MarquisJohn Marquis was volunteer, board member and long time supporter of Trauma Recovery/HAP.  He will be dearly missed.  We are very honored that his daughter, Priscilla Marquis, has followed in his footsteps as a very active supporter and volunteer.  We are extremely thankful for the donations being made in his memory and will continue to work towards our mission as passionately as he did.  Priscilla shared this note with us:

John Marquis, EMDR Facilitator, passed away on Thursday March 17th at his home due to complications from Kidney Disease. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. For those who didn’t know him, John Marquis was one of the EMDR Pioneers who attended one of Dr. Shapiro’s first trainings. He worked to spread the word about EMDR and encouraged Joseph Wolpe to get trained. He published a case series of 78 cases. He sponsored one of the early EMDR Trainings at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He worked as a facilitator for the EMDR institute for many years. John was also on the EMDR HAP Board for four years and did many humanitarian trainings over the years, the first of which was an independent humanitarian training in Nicaragua. He travelled to Oklahoma City to work with survivors of the bombing, to Florida to work with Hurricane survivors and to Bangladesh. He continued his humanitarian work until his retirement when he was 80 years old. Most of all, my father performed thousands of EMDR sessions with his private practice clients over the years. He worked with anyone who came through his door, regardless of their ability to pay. He helped his clients to transform trauma with the help of EMDR and a lifetime of clinical skills. If anyone would like to pay tribute to him, he would be most honored by a donation to Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP, his favorite charity. Sending love, Priscilla

Coming Soon!! Live Streaming & On Demand Specialty Trainings

Train in the comfort of your own home! 

Trauma Recovery/HAP will soon be offering an assortment of Online Specialty Training presented and developed by experts in the field of EMDR Therapy.

Here is just a sample of some of the upcoming trainings: CaptureCapture2

CEUs and EMDRIA Credits will be available.


Next Online Training:
Roger Solomon – Utilization of EMDR & Traumatic Grief
Click here for more information
Stay tuned for our official launch offering a
FREE 1-Hour training with FREE CEUs!

Help bring trauma recovery to earthquake survivors in Nepal

The effects of trauma impact far beyond what the eye can see.  It is this personal suffering and pain that we want to address.  The 7.8 magnitude quake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 and the 7.3 magnitude aftershock that followed on May 12, sent devastation throughout the region.

Our goal is to provide the building blocks for the road to healing in Nepal, but we cannot do this without your help.

Click here to donate or create your own fundraising page for Nepal.

Upcoming Specialty Workshop Presented by Carol Forgash

EMDR Treatment of Health Related Problems


Learnings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

EMDR can be integrated into the comprehensive treatment of health related problems by processing obstacles that may be complicating healing, such as traumas related to early abuse, past and current difficult medical treatment, chronic illness, pain, the traumas that patients experience when they become ill, and other somatic issues. The intertwined effects of these problems on mental health will be explored. Research indicates that many who have PTSD and adverse childhood experiences will have even more severe health problems than the general population. Data from the ACE study (www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm)supports the critical relationship between trauma and health issues.

March 19-20, 2016
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James Street, Suite 403
New Haven, CT 06511

(13) EMDRIA Credits
(13) CEU Credits

Presented by:Carol Forgash, LCSW

Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD, is the director of Advanced Educational Productions. She is a Facilitator for EMDR Institute Trainings. She specializes in treating dissociation, trauma, performance enhancement and health issues. Carol is a well-known speaker and has presented at EMDRIA and ISSD international conferences. Carol also co-authored “Healing the Heart of Trauma and dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy” and numerous clinical articles.