Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

ACTS OF RECOGNITION: EMBEDDED RELATIONAL MINDFULNESS AND THE DYADIC REPAIR OF ATTACHMENT AND TRAUMA

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Pat Ogden, PhD

"When the spoken word fails, the body dynamically communicates."

The dramatic advances in neuroscience over the past decades have led to important insights into how the mind, brain, and body process experiences. We now know that an exclusive reliance on the "talking cure" may limit clinical efficacy. Mindful awareness of moment-by-moment experience clearly reveal the internal patterns of organizations that underlie clients' current difficulties.

Several psycho-therapeutic methods have been developed that teach mindfulness through structured exercises, solitary practices, and sets of specific skills. However, in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness is embedded with the moment-to-moment experience between therapist and client. Embedded relational mindfulness is used to activate clients' present moment experience of attachment failure, unresolved trauma, and experiential connectedness with the therapist. This simultaneous evocation of the effects of past wounds and social engagement between the therapist and client, combined with attention to the body as a primary source of therapeutic actions can inspire healing. 

Registration begins at 8:30 AM

6 CEUs available for LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

Tuition:  $175

  • $150.00 if registered by February 28, 2017 (use code: CCIHEARLY)
  • $140.00 for Groups of 4 or more
  • $140.00 for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Alumni (use code: SPALUM)
  • $125.00 for students with a valid ID (use code: CCIHSTUDENT).

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Becoming Safely Embodied: A Group for Women with a History of Trauma

Often the effects of trauma can have a significant impact on daily life long after painful events have passed. These effects may be experienced as frequent agitation, anxiety, or a sense of numbness that seem to belong more to the past than the present. These groups use current trauma theory to explore the ways trauma affects the body and brain and to teach useful skills that will help individuals live a more peaceful life in the present moment. Skills will include: meditation, recognizing triggers, interrupting old patterns, and identifying thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. The group will be experiential with time for practice. 

Sliding scale fee

This eleven week group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, beginning on Tuesday, February 21st.

To register, please contact:
Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC
773/754-7441 x20

 

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

For Therapists: The Mindful Practice of iRest Yoga Nidra

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$150
6 CEUs available


Corinne Peterson, LMT, MPH, NCTMB, RYT

This workshop is for psychotherapists (and other mental health professionals) who are interested in a personal exploration of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided mindfulness meditation. We will be working with the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach; a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools.
 
Yoga Nidra is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence, accessing inner healing and the pure awareness of being. It is a wonderful support for therapist self-care. The practice of Yoga Nidra can unwind stress, aid sleep, assist in problem solving, and help reduce anxiety, depression and secondary trauma. It is a vehicle for exploring our life experiences and entering into a deeper connection
with all that is.

This series includes:

- An experiential exploration of customized iRest Yoga Nidra practices
- Two recorded practices for use at home
- The iRest Yoga Nidra Handbook and supplemental reading materials
- Everyday mindfulness tools for personal use as well as with clients
- Mindful office yoga, to de-stress between clients

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Becoming Safely Embodied: A Group for Men with a History of Trauma

Often the effects of trauma can have a significant impact on daily life long after painful events have passed. These effects may be experienced as frequent agitation, anxiety, or a sense of numbness that seem to belong more to the past than the present. This group uses current trauma theory to explore the ways trauma affects the body and brain and to teach useful skills that will help individuals live a more peaceful life in the present moment. Skills will include: meditation, recognizing triggers, interrupting old patterns, and identifying thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. This group will be experiential with time for practice. 

Sliding scale fee. 

This twelve week group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. It begins on December 1st, 2016 and concludes on February 23rd, 2017 (with no group on December 22nd).

To register, please contact
Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC
(773) 754-7441 X20

 

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-Informed Therapy: What Every Therapist Should Know

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$150
6 CEUs available


Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC

In recent years, there has been an explosion of research on the effects of traumatic events on the brain and body. This research has given us insight into how human beings have developed in relation to one another and to our environment. What we have learned has implications for all clinical practice not just for those who specifically identify as having a traumatic history. This knowledge enables us to help clients reduce painful symptoms and experience richer, more peaceful lives in the present moment. In this workshop we will explore how this new information has identified what is essential for effective treatment.

Our workshop will include:


- A brief history of trauma
- A review of essential neurobiological concepts
-An exploration of how these concepts inform therapy and can be integrated into clinical practice regardless of theoretical orientation
- An introduction to body-centered therapies
- Discussion

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

IRest Yoga Nidra Meditation: A Trauma Informed Practice

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Wednesdays, 7:00 m. - 8:30 pm

September 7th to October 26th, 2016

(no class on Sept 21st)

$180 per 7-week session

In this series we use the Integrative Restoration (iRestR) approach to Yoga Nidra.  Each class includes brief discussion, mindful chair yoga, short "on the go" practices, and a guided Yoga Nidra session (seated in a chair or lying down).  Participants receive handouts and guided recordings to support home practice.  The recorded practices are available through Dropbox.  Please join us!

 

To register, please contact Amy Zajakowski Uhll at 773/754-7441 ext. 20.

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