Alexander Lowen (2000) demonstrates with Ann, who he used as a ten years earlier. She reports that since that first session she has been free of severe asthma attacks. She is now troubled by the death of her father and mother, abuse from her brother, excessive weight gain and the onset of menopause. Lowen guides her through a series of movement exercises.
This workshop will discuss the types of losses, the characteristics of trauma and the factors determining the severity of bereavement. The connection between trauma and grief will be explored and the typical human reactions in each will be discussed. Also examined will be the cluster group of symptoms when trauma and grief are both combined and overlapping. Special attention will be given to developing comprehensive strategies to help people both in trauma mastery and grief resolution.
Thirty-four million people are over 65 and that number will double to sixty-eight million within 25 years. This is a very different population, and therapy for this group must also be different. Therapy for seniors has to be brief and effective as quickly as possible. Many of the older members of our society just don't have the time or willingness to spend months awaiting change. Therapist will be encountering of the sixty-five plus population more often. This workshop will dispel some myths about aging and will present various brief treatment approaches used successfully with senior patients. We will include some brief approaches to treating grief and loss, coping with illness and pain and the depression which often accompanies these challenges.
BT06 Short Course 36 - Journey Through Midlife: Yours and Your Clients - Are You Ready? - Marilia Baker, MSWThe second half of life - whether you are 35, 45, 55 or 65, is a time of intense questioning. It is also a period of transition from the illusions of youth and first adulthood to the challenge and rewards of maturity. This short course addresses those challenges and provides generative ways to travel the journey. Identifying archetypal passages and developmental impasses in your clients will help you build concise, precise, and to-the-point interventions, designed to create meaning and purpose in their lives.
This workshop will address the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging; what it feels like to be old; how the younger people in our lives respond to us; and what we need from the mental health profession. Mrs. Goulding will discuss loss - of people who are important to us as well as the loss of physical health, and sometimes the loss of the capacity to run our own lives. Also discussed will be the positives that the elderly can be helped to find. There will be lecture, fantasy and triads.
Midlife is a time of intense questioning: "Who am I? What do I really want? Where am I going? Who is going with me?" These are fundamental questions emerging from within, particularly as it refers to re-defining Life's purpose and finding meaningful, lasting solutions for the big questions emerging. This presentation examines archetypal passages and developmental impasses of maturity and aging, and provides generative suggestions to navigate through the challenges. Identifying those developmental impasses in your clients will facilitate building concise, precise, and to-the-point therapeutic interventions.
Often, "oh, no!" is the first response to loss, be it a wallet, loved one, or dream. Something is gone. What happens next? One could get mired in cultural expectations that there must be denial, anger, depression - or, one can flow through the natural grief sequence to understanding, having appropriate emotions and being proactive. Learn how to get back into balance processing grief with nature's intention - having loving and healthy connections.