Mindfulness: Professional and Personal Applications
Presenter: Dr Angela MorganMindfulness has become recognised as a credible, mainstream, evidence based way of assisting people to realign their unhelpful thinking and behaviour. At the heart of the intervention is a focus on slowing down and becoming deliberate in your day to day actions and thoughts, thus bringing an increased awareness of the external environment and to the internal experience of the body and mind. It allows thoughts and feelings to be observed from a distance, without misinterpretation. Mindfulness helps people to step out of their conditioning and see issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, self acceptance, and emotional trauma from a clearer perspective.
This three day intensive mindfulness workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to develop, practice and refine the skills and techniques that are central to this popular approach. The training will be a blend of experiential, practical information & discussions and will provide the opportunity to deepen your own mindfulness practice personally and in your work with clients of all ages.
Some of the specific areas that Angela will cover include:
Dr Angela Morgan (PhD) is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the application of mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions. Angela lectures in psychology at Griffith University in Queensland. She also maintains a successful private practice and provides clinical supervision. Angela has received numerous awards and commendations for her teaching. Her contemporary knowledge of this topic, when combined with her endearing presentation style and strong focus on practical applications, mean that this seminar will be extremely beneficial for all helping professionals.
Polyvagal Teory, Oxytocin & the Neurobiology Of Social Behavior
Presenter: Stephen W. Porges, PhD and C. Sue Carter, PhDA TWO DAY WORKSHOP for all healthcare, therapeutic and education professionals, including a network dinner with the guest Professors. Understanding how our nervous system reacts to and recovers from experiences of threat, stress, and trauma.
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C. Sue Carter, PhD is Director of the Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she co-directed the Brain-Body Centre in the Department of Psychiatry. She formerly held the position of Distinguished University Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland and prior to that was Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology, Ethology and Evolution at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr Carter is past president of the International Behavioural Neuroscience Society and holds fellow status in that Society and in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award. She has authored more than 275 publications, including editorship of 5 books including Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis (MIT Press, 2006). Dr Carter discovered the important role that oxytocin plays in establishment of social bonds and parental behaviour.
Specialist Training in Working with Couples
Presenter: Brenda RawlingsCouples work can be dynamic, stimulating and highly effective using the structured processes inherent in Imago. Experience the depth and beauty of this work in creating connection between couples. At the same time enable increased passion, greater differentiation, and freedom from painful attachment cycles.
This professional training in Imago Relationship Therapy, enables therapists to work effectively with couples. Health professionals will leave this training skilled in holding couples safely and constructively, able to listen to each other empathically, move out of their negative cyclic interactional patterns and rediscover joy.
This training gives an overview of Imago theory and clinical practice. It offers an indepth understanding of relational dynamics from both an attachment and developmental perspective, incorporating developments from both clinical research and neuroscience. This module introduces therapists to the Relational Paradigm, and what it means to view couple dynamics through this lens. Students will be introduced to the practice of the Imago Dialogue through both clinical and experiential work and receive an introduction to the impact of neuro-biological functioning on couple relationships, the need to integrate the positive (including the Appreciation Dialogue), and clear steps for relationship repair which promote safety and connection.
This is a 2 day training (Days 1&2) and can be taken independently without proceeding further with the additional 10 days of training (Days 3-7 and Days 8-12).
Brenda Rawlings MNZAC, has been specialising in working with couples since 1998 and she presents Imago Clinical Training for Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists in both New Zealand and Australia. Her trainings have also been well received internationally. She was Dean of the Imago International Institute (USA) from 2012 to 2017 and recipient of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence. She has also participated in trainings in most major couples modalities and brings this expertise into this dynamic two day training.