Clinically we are working with eating disorders, addiction, substance abuse and depression or trauma. What keeps these clinical issues in place is toxic shame. In place are the are automatic thoughts, and secret or not so secret inner conversations that the person has with him or herself and their inner child age 2 or 5 or ten or the inner teen. And the shame loop that keeps things in place. In this workshop, we will learn how to help our clients reestablish a healthy relationship with their inner child – how to both listen to and talk to that sensitive, creative and essential part of us. We will teach about nourishment and body image healthy eating and what gets in the way.
Using Imaginal techniques, we join and explore the world of the child. Learn how to work effectively and add a healthy coach or caring inner parent to repair the shame ruptured parts from neglect or simply misattunements. Say hello to the part that wants to eat healthy and the part that wants ice cream. Say hello to the bully and the scary places. Learn to listen deeply - and provide a champion or protector. We get to explore and re-enact scenes from childhood when a person was shamed and repair or replace what they wish they could have said. ( 4 Fridays, 10am - 1:30pm PDT)
“ I loved your online course. Zoom made it as close to reality as technologically possible. The class size was perfect, enough people for stimulating questions and conversation and small enough to feel intimate. The charts you provided will be so useful. Sheila and Bret, you and your assistants are providing a greatly needed service. Thank you so much! I’ve learned a lot from you and look forward to attending another workshop. Until then, I’m already benefiting watching the recordings, gleaning even more the second time around.”
Charlette Mikulka, LCSW author of Peace in the Heart and Home
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