Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, progress!

An analytical method centered on emotions to adjust behaviours.

The AEMD Foundation

 

Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, progress!

An analytical method centered on emotions to adjust behaviours.

The AEMD Foundation

David Démann

Founder of the AEMD Method

David Démann created and developed an innovative method that allows patients to go beyond their own instinctual and emotional blockages, to be free from their emotion-masks. From intellectual postures to deception, we often fool ourselves.

Using innovating verbal tools, the AEMD Method is centred on the search of the harmony between our desires and our unconscious behaviours. Once our subterfuges are uncovered, a new psychological field opens up and where patients can reconnect and adjust their behaviours.

To do so,  the practioner enlists a variety of tools and themes, as well as verbal and metaphorical models, enabling the patient to reflect and perceive, which can translate quickly into new behaviours.

History

 

Founded in 2000, The Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method, is the result of the reflections and years of experience of its founder David Démann. He wanted to be a practitioner but was unable to embrace the existing methods. To his opinion, the ideal method needed to  combine behaviour therapy, a therapeutic work on emotions, while mobilising the  fundamentals of psychoanalysis. It should be a tool that would be practical as well as efficient for the patients,  but avoiding superficial counselling. David Démann could not find the appropriate method, so he decided  to invent it instead. He designed the tool he needed to practice: the AEMD Method, inspired by behaviour therapy models, provides innovative tools in respect of emotion management using as well as some fundamentals of psychoanalysis.

The original AEMD Association, a nonprofit organization under the Swiss law, was created in Switzerland in 2010. Seven years later, it was recognised as a public-interest nonprofit foundation. The French AEMD Association (Non-Profit Organizations, Law of 1901), was created in January 2016.

Their mission is to financially support therapeutic sessions for low-income patients, to make the AEMD Method known and train new practitioners.

The Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method can be summarised in one acronym: AEMD (standing for L’Analyse Émo-comportementale Méthode Démann).

Reason why

 

– Promoting knowledge transmission to new practitioners (through theoretical and didactic training, therapeutic session shadowing, individual and group supervisions…).

– Allowing low-income patients to get access to treatments through either a participation or 100% funding of their sessions.

– Supervising the ongoing professional development of practitioners through specific seminars, information days, exchanges and collective work sessions to expand and improve the approach, enhance the Method, develop new tools…

– Supporting and developing the influence of the Method (for instance through the opening of new offices).

Governance

The AEMD Foundation is abiding by strict rules:

  • Funds are exclusively of private origin (donations). We take the opportunity to warmly thank our donators who have been supporting the Association since its creation and especially Marina Picasso, who made possible this collective adventure.
  • The AEMD Foundation funds, are splitted as follow: 40% practitioner training, 40% for the financial support to low-income patients sessions and 20% for the organisation of seminars (monthly meetings/supervisions and summer seminar). In addition, the Foundation contributes to the development of other related non-profit structures in other countries.

Once a year, a commitee decides the allocation of the funds and validates the financial and moral report, under the control of a Swiss accounting trustee (contact details are available on request).

Marina Picasso AEMD Prize

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

Since 2017, the AEMD Foundation provides funding to professionals who develop innovative concepts focused on emotion and grants an annual prize.

You can fill in the below online form to stay informed about the coming 2020 Prize.

The 3 finalist projects were presented at the annual AEMD ceremony on April 5th 2019. After careful consideration from the jury, the winner received the AEMD Marina Picasso Foundation Prize for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models as well as a grant for his research or project. The 2 other nominees were given a honourable mention and a funding.

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AEMD Marina Picasso Prize

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

Since 2017, the AEMD Foundation provides funding to professionals who develop innovative concepts focused on emotion and grants an annual prize.

You can fill in the below online form to stay informed about the coming 2020 Prize.

The 3 finalist projects were presented at the annual AEMD ceremony on April 5th 2019. After careful consideration from the jury, the winner received the AEMD Marina Picasso Foundation Prize for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models as well as a grant for his research or project. The 2 other nominees were given an honourable mention and a funding.

Training

 

You wish to become a Practitioner

Prerequisite: before any registration, every candidate should have finished his/her Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method therapy.

Dates: Since September 2017, the AEMD Foundation has been training Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method practitioners in small groups of 6 to 10 people. The training is spread over 2 years (24 days each year): 2 days a month during the school year in addition of a 4-day summer seminar in July. The first group training started on September 15th 2017 in our Paris office.

The next training starts on September 20th 2019.

  • Year 1 program:

    Exploration of existing therapy models.

    Presentation of the Démann Method fundamentals.

    Decoding of the founding concepts.

    Presentation and Implementation of verbal and metaphorical tools.

    Work on the practitioner position.

  • Year 2 program:

    Analysis and diagnosis.

    Singular curriculums.

    Case studies.

    Simulations, real life cases, applied exercises.

Price: 4,800€/year (192 h classes/year).

Certificate: the 2-year successful training is recognised by the AEMD Certificate, which allows to practice the Démann Method. The newly trained practitioner remains coached individually during the first 2 years and participates to the AEMD monthly supervision meeting.

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Fondation AEMD

5, rue du pas de l'ours - Case postale 1009

3963 Crans Montana 2 - Suisse

Julie Deleau

Head of Development and Image

julie.deleau@aemd.ch

Association AEMD

10, rue du Bac

75007 Paris - France

secretariat@aemd.ch

Individual counselling

"From intellectual postures to deception, we often fool ourselves." An innovative method to live better alongside our neurosis.

The Foundation

 

The AEMD Foundation, a recognised nonprofit organisation under Swiss law, and affiliated non-profit structures, supports the AEMD, offers matching contribution for the payment of therapeutic sessions, educational tools, a training program, supervision of AEMD-trained therapists,  and provides funding to the annual AEMD Marina Picasso Prize.

Business support

Emotions are an essential management tool. Instead of putting up emotions, let’s learn to use them to achieve our professional goals.

The Foundation

The AEMD Foundation, a recognised nonprofit organisation under Swiss law, and affiliated non-profit structures, supports the AEMD, offers matching contribution for the payment of therapeutic sessions, educational tools, a training program, supervision of AEMD-trained therapists,  and provides funding to the annual AEMD Marina Picasso Prize.

Individual counselling

"From intellectual postures to deception, we often fool ourselves". An innovative method to live better alongside our neurosis.

Business support

Emotions are an essential management tool. Instead of putting up emotions, let’s learn to use them to achieve our professional goals.