The expansive experience of dance has accompanied rituals of birth, weddings, funerals, religious occasions, and significant communal events from time immemorial. It enhances the joy of triumph, consoles and contributes to recovery during times of sadness and loss. In this workshop, we’ll use dance to awaken our bodies and spirits and help us feel more part
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is now taught at more than 250 medical centers around the world. Clinical research has demonstrated that MBSR techniques significantly benefit the mind, emotional regulation, and physical health. This daylong workshop will combine
Brain research has shown us how certain interventions can help rewire our clients’ brains, reducing stress, resolving trauma, and recovering resilience. But how much of this knowledge do we bring to the care of our own brains to manage the emotional volatility of difficult clients, reduce our own stress and burnout, to restore our sense of perspective,
Attachment disturbances begin imprinting in the body and nervous system before infants have the benefit of words or concepts. It’s this preverbal, subpsychological aspect that highlights the importance of emphasizing bottom-up interventions to help shift deeply held patterns in the body that talk therapy can’t cure. Somatic Attachment processing
As therapists, we like to think that the primary antidote to clients’ feelings of self-loathing, shame, and personal worthlessness is our own demonstration to them of our total acceptance, unconditional positive regard, and confident hope in the therapeutic outcome. Unfortunately, many clients are so alienated from some despised part or parts of themselves---
Many hard-pressed therapists believe the best they can do is help the couple take their relationship from abysmal to okay. This workshop will present Relational Life Therapy (RLT), an approach that counters that conventional view. RLT focuses on helping each partner move below the childish “first consciousness” feelings of anger, self-righteous indignation,
We all want to do what’s ethically right--not to mention avoid getting sued!--but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop---back by popular demand from the 2011 Symposium---features a game show that’s so entertaining, engaging, and high spirited that you’ll learn more, and have a better time,
Here’s your chance to follow up on Andrew Weil’s keynote address earlier today about his vision for Integrative Mental Health. In this one-hour session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere and engage in an informal give-and-take with this renowned innovator and internationally recognized healer.