Mind

106 The Wholeness Process

Connirae Andreas • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue room

Connirae AndreasIf you’ve explored Eastern spirituality, you’ve probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion: realize that you are a vast Self” and “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” Continue reading

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107 Re-enchantment of Life

Rubin Naiman • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 200E

Rubin NaimanWhile we tend to think of night dreaming and daytime waking states as mutually exclusive, both are expressions of the same consciousness. In fact, dreaming doesn’t just happen during nightly REM periods—it takes place throughout the day.
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113 A Day of Meditation and Inquiry

JonathAn Foust • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Jonathon FoustWhile we may intellectually understand that our beliefs shape our reality, inquiry meditation can move our clients and us beyond the world of concepts to a more embodied, awakened presence. Continue reading

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114 The Five Stages of Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CALVERT ROOM

Lisa MitchellSpend the day getting lost in the flow of art and the art of therapy. This hands-on workshop will immerse you in easily accessible experiences—including drawing, collage, and mixed media—that emphasize the parallels between therapy and art. Continue reading

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121 Creative Body, Creative Mind

Daniel Leven • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Daniel LevenOur minds tend to follow our bodies, whether we’re feeling tense and heavy or energetic and light. Since we spend so much time listening to our client’s troubles, it’s not surprising that we sometimes feel our creative juices drying up and our capacity for feeling joy, happiness, and inspiration diminishing. Continue reading

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205/305 Meditation and Imagery with Children

Charlotte Reznick • Friday All Day
locATION: BLUE ROOM

Charlotte ReznickIn today’s fast-paced, complicated world, mindfulness, meditation, and imagination (MMI) practices offer enormous potential for providing children with compelling experiences in therapy that enable them to access their inner wisdom.
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210/310 Integrative Mental Health

Rubin Naiman • Friday All Day
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’S BOARDROOM

Rubin NaimanGiven the crisis in our healthcare system today, there’s increasing recognition that medical and mental healthcare must overlap. Based on the work of Andrew Weil, this workshop introduces the emerging field of Integrative Mental Health
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402/502 When Meditation Isn’t Enough

Richard Schwartz • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Richard SchwartzMindfulness has become a popular and useful tool in psychotherapy, but therapists too often encourage clients to adopt a passive-observer stance in therapy, as if it’s enough to just observe thoughts and emotions from a place of separation.
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412/512 Mental Fitness for “Trigger-Happy” Clients

The First Step We Too Often Overlook

Brent Atkinson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Brent AtkinsonWe all know the phenomenon: caught up in an emotionally charged situation, clients lose access to the insights and skills they appeared to learn in therapy. The problem is they haven’t reconditioned their nervous systems sufficiently. Continue reading

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413/513 Trauma and Trance

Ronald Alexander • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Ronald AlexanderTrauma lives in our bodies and minds—and so does healing. This workshop will provide tools for shifting clients away from the frozen high-alert state that results from trauma and activating the healing-conducive parasympathetic nervous system. 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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