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? Do they find themselves repeatedly with people or in situations that echo the past? Do you want to know more about how the body holds attachment wounds? It is well documented in the field of affective neuroscience that early attachment relationships have a profound impact on the developing brain. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy brings modern developmental neuroscience into a clinical dialogue with the body and extends this further by suggesting that the body, too, is shaped by our early attachment experiences and that relational difficulties in adulthood are deeply connected with early attachment failures or disruptions. The body reflects and sustains the implicit meanings of these attachment failures, which is often evident in the limiting beliefs our clients hold. The inability to process these early attachment experiences with words alone creates challenges to the effective treatment of relational trauma. While EMDR is often the treatment choice for many psychotherapists working with the sequelae of trauma, it is less widely used in the treatment of early attachment wounds.
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. It will help participants begin to ‘read’ the body for the limiting beliefs it holds and will also introduce them 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.
Please note this workshop has been approved for 7 EMDIRA credits from the EMDR International Association www.emdria.org
A One-Day Training
Friday, June 9, 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 an 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.