BT12 Short Course 16 – Systemic Family Constellations: A Broken Heart Can Heal…Sometimes in One Beat – Dan Booth Cohen, PhD, MBA
This process identifies and releases transgenerational trauma. This simple process consistently uncovers connections between present day issues and transgenerational traumas. Within a single session, the burden of memory is transformed into an enduring source of strength and healing.
Couples come to therapy saying “we can’t communicate.” It sounds simple. Yet what does this really mean? Closer examination often reveals trauma, chronic hostility, narcissistic entitlement, or long-term conflict avoidance. And resolution requires internal self-development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video segments to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting couples development.
The single reason most people don’t recover from pain is related to unresolved trauma. This workshop will present efficient, effective ways to develop cooperative partnership with somatic experience to create lasting comfort, balance in the nervous system, and healing of past trauma. Techniques are drawn from , neuroscience, Somatic Experiencing,™ Ericksonian principles, mindfulness, and Energy Psychology to provide a cohesive, multi-modal approach.
This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation’s that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. We will review the clinical skills of tracking, pacing and utilization of the symptom for accessing the un-conscious and inner resources with mindfulness and trance. The workshop will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, reframing and de-framing for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
Traditional intervention strategies to overcome traumatic grief reactions have in the past failed to achieve successful treatment outcomes. Dysregulation of affect and other central symptoms of acute stress disorder and PTSD are often the result of dissociative reactions to cope with the traumatic loss. This workshop will focus on grief as a resource, methods to facilitate the containment and transmutation of negative affect and how to integrate the deceased as an internal resource.
Will relate work with: 1. A woman severely abused and traumatized in a family headed by an "evangelical minister father." 2. A severely depressed, suicidal college teacher, from an abusive family, with what appears to be social phobia, inability to maintain personal relationships, etc. 3. Woman diagnosed as schizophrenic at the age of 9 and her struggle for survival at age 18. On outpatient medications of 800 mg of Thorazine daily. Videos and other AV materials will illustrate these cases. Group members will be invited to share their "impossible cases" and strategies for change and resolution will be developed.
Clinical case demonstrates an integrative approach of treating deep trauma. DTMR approximates east and west, old and new traditions. Utilizes concepts from occidental psychotherapy, transpersonal influ-ences and some about Kardecism, Buddhism and Xamanism. Through a deep trance, active, eclectic DTMR responds as a tool for patients with PTSD and dissociation.
We are living times of natural disasters, violence, wars. The number of people affected by PTSD is in-creasing. After a brief theoretical introduction, Dr. Robles will propose a model for working with persons suffering PTSD, in an indirect way, without provoking catharsis. After, she will demonstrate two techniques. Before the end, we will have time for reflections and discussing.
BT10 Workshop 46 - The Initiator-Inquirer Process: Not a Communication Technique - Ellyn Bader, PhD
Couples come to therapy and say “we can’t communicate.” They want your help with communication. Yet effective communication often reveals trauma, accumulated resentment, narcissism or anxiety about intimacy. Resolution requires internal self development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video and clinical transcripts to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting development.