Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW
A One-Day Professional Training for EMDR Therapists
Are your clients stuck in old patterns and negative self-concepts, repeating the past? Curious about how the body holds attachment wounds? Neuroscience has documented how early attachment relationships have a profound impact on the developing brain. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy extends this further and connects modern developmental neuroscience with the body by suggesting that the body, too, is shaped by our early attachment failures. The body reflects and sustains the implicit meanings of these failures, which is often evident in the limiting beliefs our clients hold. But words alone can’t process these early attachment experiences and therefore effective treatment of relational trauma is challenging. While EMDR is often the treatment of choice for many psychotherapists working with the consequences of trauma, it is less widely used in the treatment of early attachment wounds but can be greatly effective.
This workshop aims to demonstrate how to integrate somatic “interweaves” drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into the 8-Phase AIP Model to process early attachment wounds. Participants will begin to “read” the body for the limiting beliefs it holds and be introduced to a range of body-based interventions that can be used as interweaves when processing begins to loop or stall. This workshop offers EMDR practitioners an opportunity to integrate techniques into their practice to enhance the effectiveness of EMDR processing when working with the wounds of early attachment failures or disruptions.
Note: This workshop is approved for 7 EMDRIA credits from the EMDR International Association (emdria.org).
A One-Day Training
Friday, June 1, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Members $150/ Nonmembers $170
New York Open Center
Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW, a senior trainer for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, EMDR-approved consultant with EMDRIA, and ASCH-approved consultant in Clinical Hypnosis, served on the board of the New England Society for the Treatment for Trauma and Dissociation, presents internationally, and maintains a private practice in Lexington, MA, focusing on adult survivors of childhood trauma.