Using Emotion to Transform Problematic Internal Processes in Psychotherapy
(Working with Self-criticism and Emotional Avoidance & Cultivating Assertion and Forgiveness)
October 23, 2024 • 9am - 4pm MT - CE credit hours
One of the psychological markers of anxiety, depressed mood and other emotion-based difficulties relates to difficulties with emotion processing, referring to the capacity to attend to, label, regulate and move through emotions. When external stressors overwhelm our internal capacities, the human organism seeks out ways – consciously and unconsciously – to get relief, including via thought and behavior patterns like self-criticism, self-interruptions and avoidance patterns. It can also become difficult to connect with healthy assertion and forgiveness, states essential for mental health.
This workshop will introduce powerful and efficient emotion-focused interventions (including but not limited to chair-work interventions) for 1. the transformation of self-criticism and emotional self-interruptions in therapy, and 2. the cultivation of assertive anger and forgiveness. Informed by theory and techniques from EFT and EFFT, participants will be provided with scripts and opportunities to engage with theory experientially, as well as to observe the interventions in action via video demonstration. No prior training required. Participation can be active or passive. Given videos will be shown, this training will not be recorded.
(discount rates available for those with financial insecurity using code: DISCOUNT10 or DISCOUNT15; discounts also available for groups of 5 or more)
The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love. Mother Teresa of Calcutta