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Christine Bolstad is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years
experience using creative processes in therapy. Her professional
development has included a period of special training in movement and
action techniques under the guidance of Dr Bermudez in Europe. She has
helped both clients and fellow professionals in the fields of
relationships, family issues and interpersonal violence, trauma, eating
problems, anxiety and depression. Christine is eager to assist other
helping professionals interested in learning these skills and applying
them in their own practice.
To register or for more information, please contact Christine on 9569 7433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma and the body: a one-day workshop
This workshop will teach participants how to use creative processes to help clients recover from trauma, including that caused by repeated abuse or neglect.
Over the last decade, neurobiological research has shown that positive brain changes can be created in traumatised clients through the activation of moderate states of arousal, in the context of a close and trusting therapeutic relationship. This procedure entails stimulation of both affect (mood) and cognition (thinking), thus assisting the client to construct a narrative that makes sense to them. Techniques that utilise movement and the body are known to assist in this process.
Participants will learn:
Incorporating the body, movement and art in Relationship Therapy: a one-day workshop
This workshop is useful whether you work with couples or individuals. It will demonstrate the use of movement, the body and non-verbal creative processes in Relationship Therapy to extend and enhance verbal therapy.
Ever sat with a couple and found that talking about their issues does not result in sustained change? Even when they have good insight into their own or the other's behaviour, they can't change what they do and nothing improves. Over the last decade, neurobiological research has shown that 'unwanted patterns of acting' can become hard-wired in the brain. Therapists can learn to transform these patterns by stimulating both affect (mood) and cognition (thinking). Techniques that utilise movement and the body are known to help.
Participants will learn:
A body of knowledge: an eight-week experiential training workshop (one evening a week )
This workshop will demonstrate how the use of movement, the body and non-verbal creative processes can be used to extend and enhance verbal therapy.
The focus of the workshop is assisting people who want to develop different relationships with their own body, other people and the environment. Each course will be tailored to and modified by participants in order to cover particular interests. Emphasis will be given to working respectfully with clients who have experienced various kinds of abuse and/or neglect. Particular attention will be given to developing skills and techniques for working with clients who find touch and movement difficult/frightening, present with extreme distress or who experience dissociation in sessions.
Participants will learn:
On request, this workshop can be taught through four one-day workshops.
Insecure attachment and Integrative Therapy
Sydney Weekend seminars 2015
Clients who have experienced unmet developmenal needs, attachment traumas and other forms of abuse pose particular challenges for the therapist. While such clients can often be stuck in dissociative and avoidant patterns they are often highly vigilant about how others (and therapists) relate to them. Failure to be fully present and attuned with the client and one's own self can compromise the success of therapy and affect the therapist's ability to retain clients and build a successful practice. Such attunement needs to embrace thoughts and feelings, mind and body. These theoretical and experiential workshops are for those who wish to improve their ability to provide an authentic and healing relationship and assist clients integrate their Cognition, Affect, Interpersonal Behaviour and Physiology while challenging their avoidant and dissociative patterns of thinking and behavior.
This seminar will provide presentation and discussion, experiential exercises, case examples and opportunities for real time individual and groupwork. Participants will learn and practise the skills of Grounded Responding (Schnarch) Mindful Presence, (Siegel), contact & attunement (Erskine) and aspects of somatic experiencing (Levine/Ogden). Innovative ways of dealing with negative and dissociative introjections will also be demonstrated. Participants will be helped to understand, experience and consider physiological 'markers' as outlined by Domasio, patterns of Sequencing (Aposhyan) and Polyvagal arousal (Porges). A relational focus and paying mindful attention to the phenomenology of both client and self will be an ongoing theme. Relevant source articles and workshop notes will be supplied. Numbers are limited in order to allow clinicians to focus on their ability to stay attuned to themselves and be present to others.
July 26 and 27 (Fri - Sat)
September 26 and 27 (Sat - Sun)
Early Bird two months prior to date $295 or $350 per weekend
VENUE Crows Nest
Please apply by email enclosing your work interests in psychotherapy and what you would like to get out of attending. Send your email to: email@example.com Telephone 0424 650 630
Carl G Webster Bsc(Hons)MAPS MIRI is a registered Psychologist and practising psychotherapist. He initially obtained degrees in Social Science and Chinese Medicine and spent ten years training and teaching in Iyengar Yoga and Oriental Medicine in India, the UK and Australia. He then trained in bio-dynamic psychotherapy with Ken Speyer (Germany and UK) and others and went on to study Psychology at Macquarie University. He has studied gestalt with Phil Oldfield in Sydney and Integrative Therapy with Dr Richard Erskine Training Director for the Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy, (Canada and Europe). He has worked as a trainer and facilitator with the Depts of Health, Corrective Services and FACS several NGOs and STARTTS . He has run successful psychology/pscyhotherapy practices in Sydney and the Illawarra since 2008 specializing in attachment disorders and traumas, relationship therapy, depression, anxiety and addictions. His therapeutic and training approach is relational and integrative, combining CBT and mindfulness with other modalities. He has written a number of articles on relational, integrative psychotherapy which are available on request.
Practising Embodiment - Mind Body Psychotherapy
Saturday 20 June 2015 Nan Tien Institute 269 Sussex Street Sydney
A unique environment for learning theoretical applications and practising skills of self awareness and embodiment which involve mindful and experiential approaches to mind and body for both the therapist and the client. Our ability to be present and deeply empathic for a client is directly related to our ability to be present and aware of our own mind and body and be conscious of transference and counter-transference signs as they arise. Attachment patterns will be investigated and discussed as they reveal themselves in both mind and body.
Carl Webster is a registered Psychologist and practising psychotherapist. He initially trained in bio-energetic psychotherapy with Ken Speyer (Germany and UK) after ten years of training and teaching in Iyengar Yoga, Massage and Chinese Medicine in India, the UK and Australia. He has studied gestalt with Phil Oldfield in Sydney and worked intensively with Dr Richard Erskine Training Director for the Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy, (Canada and Europe). He has worked as a trainer and facilitator with the Depts of Health, Corrective Services and FACS, various NGOs and STARTTS. He has run successful psychology/psychotherapy practices in Sydney and the Illawarra since 2008 specialising in attachment traumas, relationship therapy, depression, anxiety and addictions. His therapeutic and training approach is relational and integrative combining somatic work, psychodynamic, gestalt, schema, mindfulness and breath work. He has written a number of articles on bodymind, relational, integrative psychotherapy which are published at carlwebstercounselling.com