Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Workshop 3 – October 19, 2019
Facilitator: Janet E. Sahafi
Carl Jung identified certain archetypes which he believed existed in the collective unconscious. He used these archetypes to help him to understand people he was working with and help the people to better understand themselves.
In her book Sacred Contracts, Carolyn Myss expands on this theory and adds to the variety of archetypes that may be at play in the psyche. She believes that all people have four basic archetypes in common: the Saboteur, the Victim, the Child, and the Prostitute (one who sells themselves out or short in life). Beyond these four, Myss believes each person then has their own 8 different archetypes that influence the way we interact in the world and in the family as well as other relationships.
This workshop will present the four basic archetypes in more detail and introduce participants to a collection of additional useful types. Ms Sahafi will share her experience of working with specific archetypes in individual client settings.
Participants will be able to discover and experience how this approach works and understand how it can encourage acceptance and empowerment within their clients once initial bonding and foundational work is accomplished. It is also useful in working through blocks and recurring obstacles in therapist’s clinical work.
Workshop 4 – October 20, 2019
Facilitator: Dr. Mary Stefanazzi
Content of workshop:
Although many profess to know about Jung’s work, having a good working knowledge of the core principles of Jung’s extensive and complex body of work is another matter.
This workshop is open to all and aims, in a clear and structured format, to:
- Give an outline of, and context for, Jung’s key core principles
- Explain why they are important
- Consider the significance of Jung’s thinking for psychotherapy today
- Clarify how best to read Jung for all levels of interest and experience
Workshop 5 – October 26, 2019
Facilitator: Carol Duffy
Shame is a painful interpersonal emotion that interrupts a person’s ability to engage with life fully. When shame is exposed, it creates a pain that is unbearable, so it ingeniously conceals itself, often to the point that it can be difficult for a client to acknowledge, and a practitioner to identify.
Chronic shame is a problematic symptom that is often endured by clients who have experienced complex trauma, creating alterations in selfhood which can generate stuckness and lack of progression in the therapeutic process.
In this workshop, practitioners will be introduced to shame and traumatic experience from a neurobiological perspective, including the impacts it has on the nervous system and body. Since shame is experienced with symptoms that are comorbid with trauma, supporting a client to remain within a window of tolerance requires careful navigation by a practitioner.
This workshop will help practitioners recognise the role of autonomic arousal in exacerbating symptoms, by identify animal defense survival responses in client who have experienced trauma. We will explore how to be with shame, of both the practitioner and client. We will focus on how an implicit and explicit relational attunement between therapist and client, can create a safe and compassionate relational container for our clients to begin the interpersonal healing of shame.
This workshop will incorporate a dynamic combination of theory, collaborative interaction and experiential learning.
Workshop 6 – November 9, 2019
Facilitators: Linda Hanlon & Maria Mc Grane
The workshop will explore the symbolism contained within the universal phenomena of fairy tales, exploring the important role symbolic thinking plays in childhood development and consequently in adults, from both individual and collective unconscious perspectives. The workshop will consist of didactic presentation and experiential exercises designed to facilitate creative exploration of outlined themes and relevance in the therapy relationship.