Tag: Symposium

Peter Levine continues the conversation from his Friday luncheon address, Trauma and the Unspoken Voice of the Body, and his workshop, Bottom-up Healing. Let us know how you’ve been using some of the things you learned at the Symposium in your own clinical work.

Barbara Fredrickson continues the conversation from her Future View talk, What if Everything You Know About Love is Wrong?, and her workshop, What is This Thing Called Love? The Neuroscience of Positive Emotion with Daniel Siegel. Let us know how you’ve been using some of the things you learned at the Symposium in your own clinical work.

Dan Siegel continues the conversation from his Future View talk, Brainstorm: Lessons Adults Can Learn From the Teenage Brain, and his workshops, What Is This Thing Called Love? The Neuroscience of Positive Emotion with Barbara Fredrickson and Myths of the Teen Brain. Let us know how you’ve been using some of the things you learned at the Symposium in your own clinical work.

Rick Hanson continues the conversation from his Saturday morning Keynote talk, Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step, and his workshop, Hardwiring Happiness: From Passing States to Lasting States. Let us know how you’ve been using some of the things you learned at the Symposium in your own clinical work.

Bessel van der Kolk continues the conversation from his Future View talk, The Frontiers of Trauma Treatment, and his workshop, When Talk Isn’t Enough. Let us know how you’ve been using some of the things you learned at the Symposium in your own clinical work.

Living the Symposium Experience

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon The now 37-year-old Networker Symposium was born at a point in our field’s history when the ideal of the detached, eminently rational therapist helping emotionally overwrought clients tame their id-driven passions still held sway. Nevertheless, early on, the Symposium followed a different course, epitomized in the over-the-top song and dance opening performance that has become its signature. Although we would have been hard-pressed to explain why, early on we apparently understood that talk is not enough; it is experience that sparks change, and what better way to embrace emotion than in the company of a few thousand of your most like-minded, favorite colleagues? Read more

Rich SimonBy Rich Simon If you’re like me, polls and national surveys are one of your guilty pleasures. They’re an irresistible short-cut to figuring out the mindsets, interests, preoccupations and, often, the anxieties of larger chunks of humanity than most of us would otherwise encounter beyond the small circle of the people in our day-to-day world. Read more