Self Soothing for the Therapist

Self soothing is a non-trivial task. It is one of the most powerful interventions a clinician can offer. One could say that self-soothing is really the only intervention a therapist can offer to clients to stay out of the system, untangle themselves from and release agendas for clients.

Learning Objectives:

– Explore the therapeutic impact of self-soothing techniques for the psychotherapist to deepen the therapeutic alliance, from modeling to productively using counter-transferance.

– Practice 3 self-soothing therapist interventions in service of client work.

– Invite clients to practice self-soothing.

Yoga Interventions in Psychotherapy

Explore therapeutic interventions inspired by the practice of yoga! Please dress comfortably and be prepared for experiential exercises of gentle movement.

Learning Objectives:

– Practice 3 somatic client interventions from the spiritual and somatic discipline of yoga.

– Articulate 3 limitations and benefits of yoga interventions in psychotherapy, including knowing when to use them appropriately.

– Boundaries for therapists using yoga interventions, how to keep ourselves and our clients.

When I am a Three: A Use of Metaphors in the Process Model of Therapy

As experiential psychotherapists, we always look for  more ways to invite clients into here-and-now explorations through metaphors, and tapping into the right brain’s creative powers for more internal resources. Come practice using client’s imagery in service of healing in the most hopeless of places.

Learning Objectives:

– Identify and practice at least 2 creative uses of metaphors with clients in individual setting
– Identify and practice a way to use metaphors with clients in couples setting

Art Therapy Techniques to Aid an Anxious Mind

This workshop will go over three techniques to manage anxiety: Creating a body map, a one-minute brain dump, and scheduling a worry time.
Ample time will be offered at the end for questions surrounding the application of art therapy, and other mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety and stress reduction.

Learning Objectives:

Therapists will be able to:

-assist clients in somatic awareness/ bodily sensations, and how this relates to anxiety
-learn practical art therapy interventions that they can supply to their clients to work out at home
-learn about MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) and how art therapy can be used to accomplish this goal.

Turning Process Therapy interventions into good case notes that hold up in treatment planning and court.

Do you struggle with writing notes that feel too long or too short? Do you ever have amazing experiential process sessions and then struggle to turn very abstract interventions into solid case notes that will hold up justifying a good treatment plan or worst scenario, subpoenaed into court? Come to this workshop and get some practice at this skill.

Learning Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will learn:

– 3 to 5 things that need to be included in professional case notes
– 3 to 5 things to include in a client’s treatment plan
– How to refine long, very detailed notes into more efficient bullet points
– To create shorter sentence type notes and include more relevant details to enhance professionalism and provide necessary details
– To incorporate what we do as Process Therapist into case note language that is understood by adjunct professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, medical docters, other non process therapists, etc.) to make sure we convey our work, client’s responses, and treatment plans going forward.
-To feel more confident overall by writing case notes, covering the essentials session points, and remaining in a 3rd party objective voice of reason.

Dive into Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Come deep dive into spiritually integrated psychotherapy! Explore counter transference that would hold a clinician back and practice inviting clients to more fully own their therapy by bringing in their spiritual and religious selves. Explore cross section between psychotherapy and spirituality.

Learning Objectives

  • Practice enactments inviting clients to connect their own spiritual resources/traditions in relationship to their current therapeutic dilemmas.
  • Unpack counter transference that would prevent a clinician from holding a holistic framework that includes a client’s spirituality and/or religion.

In The Flow: Expressive Arts Interventions in the Process Model

The expressive arts interventions provide a great way to invite people into their internal realm. Come practice weaving several art modalities as a way to deepen your clients process and connection to self and the flow.

Learning Objectives:

– Identify 3 potential benefits of expressive arts interventions to use with clients in individual and group setting
– Practice at least 3 simple intermodal expressive arts interventions

Psychotherapy and the Yin-Yang of Qigong

In this presentation we will look at the core principles of Qigong, the intersection possibilities for psychotherapy and correlations to process therapy, and hopefully distinguish the ancient practice of Qigong as a framework for understanding and aligning with Universal processes which heals and balances the human system.

Learning Objectives

  • Name 3 similarities between Qigong and Process Therapy.
  • Identify 3 qigong principles and techniques useful to psychotherapy.
  • Learn and practice 1 qigong method for polarity balance, regulation, emotion and pattern clearing, and energy modulation.
  • Discuss 1 application for the future of psychotherapy and self-healing.