What does it mean to be intraconnected? In weaving the internal and external, the subjective and objective, this workshop will reveal how modern culture, as well as how our brain is wired, may give us a message of separation as a solo, isolated self; yet a wider perspective unveils that who we are, what a deeper reality actually is, may be something more—broader than the brain, bigger even than the body—fundamental to the social systems and the natural world in which we live. We will explore the nature of how our experience of what we often call, self, emerges across the lifespan and how this journey into identity and belonging can help weave our personal reflections with scientific discussions into how the mind, brain, and relationships shape who we are.
Resilience is the ability of individuals to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions and to regain and maintain a sense of equilibrium. Achieving resilience during challenging times requires the development and strengthening of a variety of resources on different levels. These include emotional intelligence, behavioral flexibility, the ability to balance "dreamer" with "realist," and the capacity to connect with something bigger than ourselves. This session will address a number of important skills and processes that support the deepening of people's capacity for resilience – behaviorally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
In offering effective psychotherapy there are times for being informative and other times for being evocative. Use information when needed; use evocative means when the target is the realization of a concept, such as responsibility, motivation, or connection.
Evocative methods are used in all performing arts because the goal is to prompt a change in mood and perspective. Evocative methods will be extracted from art and applied in clinical practice.
Demonstration, lecture, practice groups.
Madanes will tell the stories of some of her favorite therapies that are memorable because of how challenging they were, or how creative and innovative were the interventions. In these cases, she was either the therapist herself, or the supervisor observing the therapy through a one-way mirror. The audience will be challenged to discover the common thread - the strategy that all these therapies have in common.
"At the heart of psychotherapy is the idea that listening to someone is an inherently healing act. Can an understanding of the grammar of music help us better understand the grammar of how therapists can listen better and even advance therapeutic communication?
Join NPR and PBS commentator Rob Kapilow a conductor/composer/author for a unique interactive exploration inside the language of music to see how it can help us learn to listen and communicate. Conducted by Kapilow musicians will play the final two movements of Haydn’s string quartet op 76/5.
Learn to listen like Haydn. Learn the evocative grammar that underlies music.
Psychotherapy is in chaos - it needs a clear path forward that integrates research, theory and practice. Attachment science offers us a clear way to on target interventions that bring out clients home to health and resilience.
Somatic Modeling has to do with the organization of our physiology and "body language." Somatic Modeling focuses more on the form and deeper organization of body language than it does on its content. One of the primary objectives of Somatic Modeling is to mobilize and utilize the "wisdom of the body." A fundamental principle of Somatic Modeling is that there is information and wisdom in the body and knowledge in "the muscle." It is a way to access and take advantage of the full capacity of "the brain in our body." This session will explore how to apply Somatic Modeling as a key process for gathering information and finding resources in a therapy session.
"Although therapists certainly need a clear clinical road map informing their work with clients, a rigid reliance on and allegiance to any particular theoretical model ignores what research tells us about what really matters most in therapy. More, being overly focused on implementing clinical protocols prevents us from being truly present with our clients -- the place where real therapeutic magic resides.
Join two therapists as they trace the evolution of their thinking from being team members who helped develop the Solution Focused Brief Therapy model through today. Discover what they’ve learned about the real catalyst for change in therapy."