The terms compassion and wisdom have rich associations with both the spiritual and healing traditions. In this workshop, we’ll look at the modern convergence of Eastern contemplative practice and Western scientific psychology that’s revived these traditional concepts. We’ll highlight ways in which older wisdom traditions can provide a larger perspective to
As therapists, we know all too well that a traumatic or life-threatening experience can leave individuals with a hypersensitive fight/flight/freeze response---a physical imprint that can continue to live in the body long after the actual event has passed. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the Somatic Experiencing approach
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.
Addictive behaviors are probably the most prevalent issue our clients struggle with today, whether they manifest as a compulsive relationship to drugs or alcohol, food, sex, shopping, or smartphones. Neuroscience research shows that when we can drop into the awareness between stimulus and response---become more mindful of our
Many therapists are drawn to Positive Psychology with its emphasis on paying attention to what’s good in life, gratitude, and optimism, but don’t know how convert these attitudes into clinical interventions. In this workshop, you’ll learn an approach based on Focusing, a body-mind method devised by psychologist Eugene Gendlin, which encourages clients
Crying is a universal phenomenon, but the circumstances and emotions that elicit tears are so complex and varied that when clients cry in session, therapists can have as much difficulty understanding the cause as knowing how to respond. Fortunately, research on the physiology and psychobiology of tears is providing new insights to help pinpoint
We know someone has presence when we see it. But what is it, really, and how do you coach someone to develop it? This workshop will provide you with an experience of presence both as a resourceful inner state and an extension of that inner state to others that invites them to feel freer, more comfortable, and more alive in our company. In this workshop, we’ll focus
Each of us possesses an implicit self, expressed and known to ourselves and others through nonverbal, sensory and motor means, including our stance, posture, gestures, and facial expressions. This workshop will explore the rich somatic component that drives human behavior and show you how to tap into this implicit self in your clinical practice.
We’re engulfed by a culture whose major media messages encourage us to be competitive, independent, and materialistic---even though the innate biology of our nervous system functions best when we work together in supportive, cooperative, and connected groups. This workshop will focus on how an understanding of brain functioning can help