Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis

Understand, feel, move forward!

An analytical method that uses emotions to regulate behaviour.

The AEMD Foundation

 

Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis

Understand, feel, move forward!

An analytical method that uses emotions to regulate behaviour.

The AEMD Foundation

David Démann

Developer of the AEMD method

David Démann has developed and perfected an original method for allowing his patients to overcome emotional and instinctual obstacles, in order to break down emotional masks. From posture to imposture, we are often the best at fooling ourselves. Through use of innovative verbal tools, the Démann method is centred around finding the match between our desires and our unconscious behaviours. Once we have unmasked our false pretences, this opens a psychic field where the patient has the freedom to reconnect with himself and alter his behaviour.

For this, the practitioner uses a variety of tools and themes, as well as verbal and metaphorical models, which allow the patient to push reflection and perception beyond the agreed discourses and to transfer them very quickly into new behaviours.

History

 

The Emo-Behavioural Analysis was created in 2000, resulting from the reflections and experience of its creator, David Démann, who had wanted to become a practitioner but was not able to find a method that suited him. According to him, the « ideal » technique had to be able to make a link between behavioural therapy and working on the emotions, while also handling the fundamentals of psychoanalysis; a tool that is both practical and effective for the patient, without falling into superficial therapy. David Démann did not find the method he was looking for, so he created it himself. He designed the tool he needed to try out his experience: the AEMD, which is inspired by techniques derived from therapeutic behavioural models, and brings innovative tools in terms of emotion management while also calling upon some of the fundamentals of psychoanalysis.

The original AEMD Association, a public interest organisation, was thus born in Switzerland in 2010. Seven years later, it has just obtained the status of public interest foundation. The French AEMD Association (under French 1901 law) was created in January 2016, and in December 2018 it obtained non-profit association status, recognised as general interest.

Its goal is to provide financial support for therapies for low-income patients, promote DM Emo-Behavioural Analysis and train new practitioners in the method of its founder, David Démann.

The Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis is summarised in one acronym: the AEMD, which comes from the French, “Analyse Emo-comportementale Méthode Démann”.

Purpose

 

–  To promote the transmission of knowledge to new practitioners (through theoretical and didactic training, double-listening sessions, individual and group supervision etc.)

– To allow patients with modest incomes to be treated, thanks either to health coverage or help with the cost of sessions.

– To supervise the continuing training of practitioners through the organisation of themed seminars, information days and group work sessions on a given theme, on deepening the approach, enhancing the method and developing new tools etc.

– To support and develop the influence of the method by opening new offices.

Governance

The AEMD Foundation obeys strict rules:

– The funds are exclusively from private sources (donations). We would like to thank our donors who have supported the association since its creation, especially Marina Picasso, who has made this human adventure possible.

– With regard to AEMD Switzerland, operating funds are allocated as follows: 40% for training, 40% to cover sessions for people with modest incomes, and 20% for organising didactic seminars and theme days at summer universities, as well as monthly supervision.

In addition to this is the funding of affiliated non-profit organisations in other countries.

Once a year, a committee meets to decide on the allocation of funds and approve the moral and financial report under the supervision of a Swiss accounting trustee (contact details are available on request).

Marina Picasso AEMD Award

The Marina Picasso AEMD Foundation Award for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models

As of 2017, the AEMD Foundation is positioning itself to help people develop innovative concepts, particularly in the field of emotion-based therapies. The Foundation offers a scholarship to the winner each year.

The deadline for submission for the 2019 AEMD Marina Picasso Award has now passed, so you can use the form to stay informed about registration details for the upcoming 2020 AEMD Marina Picasso Award.

The three finalist projects will be presented at the annual AEMD Gala 2019 the date for which is set for 5th April 2019. After a vote from the jury, the winner will be awarded with the AEMD Marina Picasso Foundation Award for the development of new EFT/CBT therapeutic models, as well as a grant to finance his/her research or project. The other two projects will receive both an honourable mention.

Stay informed about the AEMD Marina Picasso 2020 Award

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Marina Picasso AEMD Award

The Marina Picasso AEMD Foundation Award for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models

As of 2017, the AEMD Foundation is positioning itself to help people develop innovative concepts, particularly in the field of emotion-based therapies. The Foundation offers a scholarship to the winner each year.

The deadline for submission for the 2019 AEMD Marina Picasso Award has now passed, so you can use the form to stay informed about registration details for the upcoming 2020 AEMD Marina Picasso Award.

The three finalist projects will be presented at the annual AEMD Gala 2019 the date for which is set for 5th April 2019. After a vote from the jury, the winner will be awarded with the AEMD Marina Picasso Foundation Award for the development of new EFT/CBT therapeutic models, as well as a grant to finance his/her research or project. The other two projects will receive both an honourable mention.

Training

 

You would like to become a Practitioner

Criteria: Each candidate, before enrolment, must have completed his/her Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis.

Dates: Beginning in September 2017, the AEMD Foundation offers Training in Emo-Behavioural Analysis with a new 24 days/year module for two years, in a group of 6-10 people. The training will be spread over 2 days per month, for the 10 months of the academic year and 4 additional days in July, as a summer seminar.

The first group training will start on 20th September 2019 in our Parisian premises.

  • First year program:

    Exploration of existing therapeutic models.
    Presentation of the formal didactic bases of the Method.
    Deciphering the Founding Concepts.
    Presentation and practice of Verbal and Metaphorical Tools.
    Work on the therapist’s stance.

  • Second year program:

    The Circular Curriculum.
    Case studies.
    Contextualisation and real cases, exercises applied.

Price: €4,800/year (192 teaching hours/year).

Diploma: The two-year curriculum is endorsed by an AEMD Certificate, which allows one to practice the Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis. The new practitioner shall remain under individual supervision for the first two years of practice and must participate in monthly AEMD supervision.

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Fondation AEMD

5, rue du pas de l'ours - Case postale 108

3963 Crans Montana 2 - Switzerland

Association AEMD

10, rue du Bac

75007 Paris - France

secretariat@aemd.ch

Personal support

"From posture to imposture, we are often the best at fooling ourselves." An innovative method to really live better with our neuroses.

The Foundation

 

The AEMD Foundation, a public interest organisation under Swiss law and other non-profit structures that support the AEMD, allows for the provision of sessions, teaching aids, training, supervision and the AEMD Marina Picasso Award.

Business support

Emotion is an essential management tool. Instead of putting up with it, let's learn how to use it to achieve our professional goals.

The Foundation

The AEMD Foundation, a public interest organisation under Swiss law and other non-profit structures that support the AEMD, allows for the provision of sessions, teaching aids, training, supervision and the AEMD Marina Picasso Award.

Personal support

"From posture to imposture, we are often the best at fooling ourselves." An innovative method to really live better with our neuroses.

Business support

Emotion is an essential management tool. Instead of putting up with it, let's learn how to use it to achieve our professional goals.