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October 2019

Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$199 – $219

For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. In this workshop we will define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences. We will review the different subtypes…

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Dr. Gabor Maté | The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$225 – $250

This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to explain the roots of addiction and to encourage us to develop a compassionate approach towards the addicted individual; one…

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Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up: The Therapeutic Relationship as a Catalyst for Healing

October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
$379 – $409

This practical workshop, led by a leading expert on trauma and based on the book Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up, will address ways to effectively navigate the therapeutic relationship with trauma survivors to help facilitate recovery and growth while avoiding common pitfalls. The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in all helper-client interactions, but it is especially important when working with trauma survivors - who often bring with them some unique challenges. For example, trauma clients may: Have…

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