Working with Emotions at Relational Depth: Attachment theory, emotion regulation theory, trauma research and neuro-psychotherapy insights.
As therapists, it is our “bread-and-butter” to work with emotions every day. However, that does not mean it is easy or that it comes naturally to us. Many of us have had multiple years of our own personal therapy so that we do not get triggered by the intense emotions that show up in the therapy room.
In this workshop working with intense emotions will be explored from an Attachment-based psychotherapy lens, which places primary importance on the therapeutic relationship for healing, or co-regulating emotions that are too hard for the client to handle on their own.
Recent research from the field of the science of emotions, attachment theory, neuro-psychotherapy, trauma research and emotion regulation theory will be woven into this presentation. The topic of dealing with transference/counter transference in the therapeutic relationship will also be addressed as this is an area where we as therapists can be ‘blind sided’.
Self-care strategies and mental hygiene tips will be offered to enable therapists to not become ‘numbed out’ and suffer compassion fatigue due to prolonged exposure to client’s intense emotional responses in therapy.
Who is this seminar for?
This seminar is for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, anyone working in mental health who wants to understand how to work more confidently with emotions at relational depth.
When you purchase this course you will get:
4 videos you can watch with no time limit (but not download or share with others for copyright purposes
a pdf of the slides with the links to other video material embedded
a pdf of the slides in a booklet format for you to write notes in the margins
a copy of a peer-reviewed journal article based on this topic