Integrating Brain and Body: Mindfulness, Metaphor and Experiential Methods
Start Date : April 28, 2017
End Date : April 28, 2017
Time : 9:00 am to4:00 pm
Eating disorders can present treatment challenges for even the most experienced clinician. The entrenched nature of the illness makes for a formidable foe in the therapy room. To add to the complexity of treatment, the physicality of eating disorder symptoms can sometimes hide the less obvious, but equally serious, issue – fusion with thoughts and emotions. A key element in this seminar will be how to facilitate addressing these deeper issues. Mindfulness as a clinical intervention will be explored, discussing both the most recent research on therapeutic mindfulness and what that specifically means for the practicing clinician. The application of mindful awareness to move the client from a position of avoidance of emotion to acceptance of emotion will be demonstrated. Participants will explore how to implement experiential methods designed to circumvent cognitive fusion and will learn strategies for decoding spoken words as well as the unspoken language of the body. The power of metaphor and creativity as treatment tools will be taught through film clips, literature/poetry/music, experiential exercises and breakout groups.
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Organized by jmccormick
The Renfrew Center ,
475 Spring Lane, Philadlephia, PA 19128