Learn How Working With Emotions Can Transform Your Practice
Clients in intense states of distress—whether upset, angry, grieving, agitated, anxious, or deeply suspicious—can trigger our reactivity and make us retreat into the therapist “role.” Standard talk therapy responses—interpreting, active listening, commenting on the process—are often ineffectual or even distancing, and they can interfere with real healing.
Gain The Understanding, Insight, And Know-How
To Engage Authentically with Clients As Emotions Emerge
In this highly practical series, some of the field’s leading innovators will give you a deep understanding of what's really going on when you feel bored, disconnected, afraid, over-reactive, or simply unsure of what's best in the face of strong emotion. Each session is packed with concrete guidelines and step-by-step approaches to harness the power of emotion for healing. Here are just a few of the things you'll learn:
- How to use emotion to repair and rebuild bonds between partners.
- A concrete step-by-step approach for bringing new dimensions of emotional exploration into your work.
- How to support emotions without being intrusive.
- A practical proven approach for helping angry clients rewire their brains.
- How to use your face, hands, and voice to bring enhanced vitality and heightened awareness to clients' feeling states.
Watch When It's Best For You--
On Demand, Any Time, Anywhere!
All 6 Sessions Available Starting
Thursday, March 14th at 1PM Eastern
Join The Field's Leading Experts And Explore A Full
Range of Powerful Ways To Work With Emotion
You’ll take away a deep understanding of both your clients’ emotional experience and your own, as well as a new set of tools that can increase your positive outcomes and nurture your own energy and satisfaction in your practice.
||Session 1: Emotion and Motivation in Couples Therapy
Susan Johnson, Ed.D.
Discover how to work more experientially and effectively with couples by learning to:
- Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Emotion
- Use Attachment Theory as a Road Map for Couples Work
- Soften Power Struggles and Reestablish Felt Connection
- Encourage Vulnerability by Incorporating the 3 S’s—Slow, Soft, Simple—in Your Therapeutic Style
- Use Focused Empathic Reflection to Reconnect, Repair and Rebuild their Bonds
|| Session 2: Bringing the Felt Sense into the Consulting Room
Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D.
Learn how to bring a new dimension of emotional exploration into your work by:
- Mastering the 6 Steps of Focusing
- Developing Clients’ Capacity for Self-Acceptance and Body Awareness
- Helping Clients Find a Verbal Handle for their Non-Verbal States
- Accessing and Recognizing Positive Emotion
- Using Focusing to Access Wisdom and Creative Intelligence
|| Session 3: When Your Client Cries: Do’s and Don’ts
Jay Efran, Ph.D.
Explore a new two-stage perspective on working with tears based on:
- Going Beyond the Steam Kettle Theory of Tearful Emotion
- Understanding the Physiology and Psychobiology of Tears
- Recognizing the Connection Between Tears and Parasympathetic Recovery
- Techniques that Support the Function of Crying Without Being Intrusive
- Focusing on the Thoughts and Memories that Induce Tears, Not the Feelings
||Session 4: Cultivating Positive Emotion in Therapy
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Learn how to mobilize clients’ underutilized resources and fortify their resilience by:
- Understanding How Evolution Biases Us Towards Negative Emotion
- Teaching Clients How to Savor Positive Experiences
- Developing Methods for Turning Positive States into Traits
- Assessing What Resources and Antidote Experiences a Client Needs
- Maximizing Brain Change Through Self-Directed Neuroplasticity
|| Session 5: Helping Angry Clients Change Their Brains
Ron Potter-Efron, Ph.D.
Apply the principles of neuroplasticity with anger problems by:
- Understanding the Distortions of the Angry Brain
- Teaching Clients to Recognize and Avoid Blame Triggers
- Learning How to Help Clients Create a Step-by-Step Brain Change Plan
- Using Journaling and Group Process with Angry Clients
- How to Get Angry Clients to Sustain their Commitment to Change
||Session 6: Using Mindfulness to Deepen Emotional Experience
Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
Explore how to use the therapeutic relationship to help bring enhanced vitality and awareness to your clients' feeling states by:
- Learning Ways to Witness and Accept Emotional Processes
- Discovering the Glimmers of Growth in the Midst of a Trauma Narrative
- Tracking Moment-to-Moment Shifts in Emotional Connection through Dyadic Mindfulness
- Deepening the Therapeutic Alliance through Meta-Processing
- Recognizing Emergent Transformational Experience in the Consulting Room
||Streaming-video webcasts available on-demand 24/7.
Watch whenever it's most convenient for you!
||Downloadable MP3s let you listen and learn wherever you want--
at the gym, in the car, anywhere you please.
||New! This course now includes transcripts of every session so you can read and take notes while you watch or listen on your own.
Learn How To Work More Effectively
With Emotional States In Your Practice.
What’s Really Going On When You...
- ...feel unsafe in the face of a client's anger?
- ...are blindsided by your own emotional reaction in a session?
- ...feel bored or disconnected when a client is talking?
- ...are unable to connect with a client or get a sense of their world?
- ...feel like you need to control a client's expression of emotion?
Learn What To Do In The Moment
To Harness Emotions Like These For Healing.
Now You Can SEE And HEAR!
Here's What People Say:
What an informative and down-to-earth talk,
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I am enlightened, left wanting more. I will review this
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Thank you so much for your time.
Thank you for teaching a very strong and empowering way to relate with clients.
Meet Experts Who Will Help You Increase
The Range And Depth Of Your Clinical Work
Susan Johnson, Ed.D., professor of clinical psychology, is one of the developers of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She’s the director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Center for Excellence in EFT. Her latest book is Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D., a psychologist in private practice in the Boston area and an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, has been teaching Focusing internationally for more than 30 years.
Jay Efran, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of psychology at Temple University. He’s the coauthor of Language, Structure, and Change: Frameworks of Meaning in Psychotherapy and The Tao of Sobriety.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist with an interest in the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism, and an invited presenter at Oxford, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley. He’s the author of 15 books, including Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.
Ron Potter-Efron, Ph.D., is a clinical psychotherapist, co-owner of First Things First Counseling and Consulting, and director of its Anger Management Center. He’s the author of Shame, Guilt, and Alcoholism, Angry All the Time, and Healing the Angry Brain.
Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and director of the AEDP Institute. She’s the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change and a coeditor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, and Clinical Practice.
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