Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
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.
Workshop 7 – November 17, 2019
Facilitator: Karen Shorten
The workshop gives participants the opportunity and space in which to explore awareness, contact, process, incorporating transference and counter-transference from a Gestalt perspective.
We work collaboratively and creatively in an experiential process exploring the relational, to understand the dynamics between the person as a therapist and the client, paying particular attention to the “now”.