Mind Body and Brain

419 Healing from the Bottom Up

Peter Levine • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Peter LevineOne of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma is to help them learn how to access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. Continue reading

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423 Beyond DSM-5

David Mays • Saturday Morning
location: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

David MaysDespite its controversies, the DSM-5 offered little change from DSM-IV. But what’s ahead—the efforts to discover full-blown biological markers for a range of mental conditions—will truly revolutionize the mental health field. Continue reading

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426 Mind-Body Skills Groups

James Gordon • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 300E

James GordonOver the last 30 years, mind-body medicine has helped to revolutionize the way we think about psychotherapy and deliver healthcare. In fact, various forms of mind-body healthcare have already been successfully integrated into therapy. Continue reading

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429 Hearing the Body’s Truth

Daniel Leven • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 215E

Daniel LevenEvery therapist has had the experience of listening to clients who return week after week, recycling the same fundamental narrative over and over. Continue reading

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517 Breakthrough Moments in Therapy

Ann Weiser Cornell • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Ann Weiser CornellAs therapists, we’re all familiar with how often clients get stuck in stereotypical, frozen ways of responding to their lives. So how do you help them get out of their familiar mental routines and into the realm of fresh experience? Continue reading

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520 Brainspotting

David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM

David GrandSymptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading

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521 Couples Sculpting – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Peggy PapP • Saturday Afternoon

Peggy PapWhen couples reach an impasse in therapy, breaking through can require a new definition of the problem and a new language with which to discuss it. Couples Sculpting is a therapeutic technique that helps couples go beyond words to provide physical representations of what’s happening in their relationship.
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522 Yoga Meditations for Anxiety

Amy Weintraub • Saturday Afternoon
LOCation: Capitol room

Amy WeintraubWhile mindfulness meditation has become widely used to help remedy mood dysregulation and attentional problems, many people—particularly those with trauma histories—are just too agitated to tolerate sitting quietly and watching their breath. Continue reading

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601 When Talk Isn’t Enough

Bessel Van Der Kolk • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Bessel Van Der KolkAfter being traumatized, the body keeps pumping out stress hormones that make people feel frazzled, agitated, or shut down. Talk therapy alone doesn’t reset the limbic system, the part of the brain that creates a sense of fear and helplessness. Continue reading

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602 Neuroscience and Positivity

Barbara Fredrickson & Daniel Siegel • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Barbara FredricksonDan SiegelWe tend to think of love as an emotion felt only in particular relationships with specific individuals. But radical new research now reveals that love is something more immediate that can even be shared with a stranger you’ve just met. Continue reading

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608 Treating Personality Disorders

Noel Larson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Noel LarsonMany clients with personality disorders suffer from severe childhood attachment injuries that can make forming a therapeutic alliance difficult. Recent insights into these disorders, however, have revealed various new considerations for treatment, Continue reading

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