This workshop will focus on unpacking negative emotional responses that fuel a couple’s dance of distress and using emotion to shape powerful positive bonding interactions that then fuel transformative positive emotions. Theory, research and interventions will be outlined with the viewing of therapy sessions and experiential exercises.
Sexual satisfaction is a sheer delight of life yet many clients fail to achieve it. Couples and individuals alike, struggle with understanding the complexity of sexual response and contentment. Come learn a new paradigm designed to elucidate hidden keys to sensual pleasure. Short lecture, video, experiential exercise.
Ignoring the impact of the trauma on the client’s family overlooks powerful dynamics that are crucial to treatment outcome. Participants in this workshop will learn how to involve the trauma sufferer’s partner and other family members as resources in the healing process.
This workshop explores the practice of radical self-acceptance and self-forgiveness as an antidote to the suffering that stems from loneliness, loss, alienation, past trauma, physical and emotional pain, and health disorders. Participants will explore the links between self-regulation, self-forgiveness, and radical acceptance. We will also explore the practice of mindfulness and hypnotic self-suggestion as ways to address imbalances while strengthening feelings of well-being and happiness. The model of radical forgiveness as a spiritual practice and as a product of spiritual intelligence will also be discussed.
We will explore the fundamental structure of worry—how it ignores data that isn’t negative, how it squeezes out room for corrective information, and how it gives rise to erroneous beliefs. Participants will then learn practical strategies, based on the latest research, on how to challenge worry, including courting it rather than trying to avoid it.
The ability to effectively solve problems and cope with change comes from being centered and connected with something beyond the confines of our egos. These processes are characterized by the COACHing Container™: Centered, Open, Attending with Awareness, Connected, and Holding. Creating an effective COACHing Container allows clients to access their own resources and find their own solutions. This workshop will explore how to accomplish this through verbal and non-verbal interactions.
Feel uncomfortable about marketing your private practice? Or maybe you tried marketing with disappointing results. You are not alone. This presentation offers practical, step-by-step instructions to building an effective, ethical and low-cost marketing plan to attract self-paying clients and addresses specific methods of increasing your marketing confidence.
Most treatments for anxiety are directed at managing the symptoms, rather than the causes, and are primarily directed at the content that elicits the anxiety. Steve Andreas will demonstrate and teach two very rapid ways to resolve anxiety at the source, by changing nonverbal process elements of the triggers for anxiety.
This workshop focuses on the specific use of cognitive-behavioral strategies as an adjunct to the many treatment modalities of family therapy. It offers a basic overview of the theories of cognitive-behavioral therapy, particularly as it applies to families. Participants will learn first-hand techniques and strategies for working with difficult families and how to integrate these strategies with their respective modes of treatment. The presentation is followed by a videotape that demonstrates the implementation of techniques and interventions.
In this workshop we will learn how to provide effective experiential treatment rather than offering didactic information or treatment protocols. We can enter the patient’s phenomenological world -- even with the most difficult patients. Lilian Borges Zeig will demonstrate an integrative approach that is brief, experiential, phenomenological, and effective. Therapist sculpting allows the therapist attune to the client’s experience; empathize with them; help the client to disengage from the problem; focus on what is important; and help the client discover new possibilities.