Advanced Imago Trainings

 From Despair to Repair:  Coping with the Crisis of Betrayal
AUSTIN, TEXAS
January 18-20, 2019
 When coupleís come to our office, they are often in a state of despair.  They donít understand despite their many efforts why they canít connect with each other.  They experience their disconnects as dangerous and a sign that something is wrong with them and the relationship.  Our job as therapists is to provide a pathway for them to repair their ruptures so that the ruptures are no longer cause for a sense of hopelessness and failure.  We live in a society where success means you are happy all the time.  We are not prepared for the inevitable ups and downs of our relationships.  We do not understand that our conflicts and ruptures are growth trying to happen.  In this training you will learn about your role as a regulator of a dis-regulated system.  Of course the place where this is most difficult is when the rupture involves an infidelity or a chronic addiction or domestic violence. When a crisis of this nature shows up in our office  it is even more vital that we explore our own biases and triggers so we can stay neutral and grounded.  In this training, you will have a chance to explore your own triggers and what gets in the way of you being able to be calm in the face of the pain and upset in your office.  You will gain tools to quiet the stormy waters, so that a couple can move from their reptile into their frontal lobe and become a team in service of the relationship.



Learning Objectives:

1: Understand the gold underneath the crisis that is presenting itself.

2: Explain the therapistís role in establishing a safe and empathic structure when couples are polarized and in crisis.

3: Utilize Imago processes to promote secure attachment and emotion regulation in an insecure, dys-regulated couple system.

4: Describe and clinically use a relational neuroscience model to enhance the dialogue.

5: Assess the therapistís counter-transference and potential for vicarious traumatization when working with crisis couples.


For More Information contact Michele Bohls: 512 577 3371



 From Despair to Repair:  Coping with the Crisis of Betrayal
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
May 3-5 or Jan 4-6
 When coupleís come to our office, they are often in a state of despair.  They donít understand despite their many efforts why they canít connect with each other.  They experience their disconnects as dangerous and a sign that something is wrong with them and the relationship.  Our job as therapists is to provide a pathway for them to repair their ruptures so that the ruptures are no longer cause for a sense of hopelessness and failure.  We live in a society where success means you are happy all the time.  We are not prepared for the inevitable ups and downs of our relationships.  We do not understand that our conflicts and ruptures are growth trying to happen.  In this training you will learn about your role as a regulator of a dis-regulated system.  Of course the place where this is most difficult is when the rupture involves an infidelity or a chronic addiction or domestic violence. When a crisis of this nature shows up in our office  it is even more vital that we explore our own biases and triggers so we can stay neutral and grounded.  In this training, you will have a chance to explore your own triggers and what gets in the way of you being able to be calm in the face of the pain and upset in your office.  You will gain tools to quiet the stormy waters, so that a couple can move from their reptile into their frontal lobe and become a team in service of the relationship.



Learning Objectives:

1: Understand the gold underneath the crisis that is presenting itself.

2: Explain the therapistís role in establishing a safe and empathic structure when couples are polarized and in crisis.

3: Utilize Imago processes to promote secure attachment and emotion regulation in an insecure, dys-regulated couple system.

4: Describe and clinically use a relational neuroscience model to enhance the dialogue.

5: Assess the therapistís counter-transference and potential for vicarious traumatization when working with crisis couples.



 From Despair to Repair:  Coping with the Crisis of Betrayal
PENNINGTON, NJ
May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
 When coupleís come to our office, they are often in a state of despair.  They donít understand despite their many efforts why they canít connect with each other.  They experience their disconnects as dangerous and a sign that something is wrong with them and the relationship.  Our job as therapists is to provide a pathway for them to repair their ruptures so that the ruptures are no longer cause for a sense of hopelessness and failure.  We live in a society where success means you are happy all the time.  We are not prepared for the inevitable ups and downs of our relationships.  We do not understand that our conflicts and ruptures are growth trying to happen.  In this training you will learn about your role as a regulator of a dis-regulated system.  Of course the place where this is most difficult is when the rupture involves an infidelity or a chronic addiction or domestic violence. When a crisis of this nature shows up in our office  it is even more vital that we explore our own biases and triggers so we can stay neutral and grounded.  In this training, you will have a chance to explore your own triggers and what gets in the way of you being able to be calm in the face of the pain and upset in your office.  You will gain tools to quiet the stormy waters, so that a couple can move from their reptile into their frontal lobe and become a team in service of the relationship.



Learning Objectives:

1: Understand the gold underneath the crisis that is presenting itself.

2: Explain the therapistís role in establishing a safe and empathic structure when couples are polarized and in crisis.

3: Utilize Imago processes to promote secure attachment and emotion regulation in an insecure, dys-regulated couple system.

4: Describe and clinically use a relational neuroscience model to enhance the dialogue.

5: Assess the therapistís counter-transference and potential for vicarious traumatization when working with crisis couples.


For More Information, contact Maya Kollman at 609 273 5176.



Testimonial


I had the honor, pleasure, and soulful enrichment of participating in Mayaís Advanced Course, ďFrom Despair to RepairĒ, in Austin Texas this past weekend. Learning from Maya is a visceral experience filled with magical methods many of us understand but canít define precisely since words are not sufficient. Her ability to transmit understanding and insights in such a personal way, often sharing her own life experiences of relational growth and challenge, incorporating clinical case examples about recovering from despair, videos from the animal world, musical selections and a touching interview with her 105 year old mother about the keys to happiness...all of these delights and gifts, plus many connecting dialogue exercises, combine to create three days of emotional growth, tears, and skill enhancement. We have grown in ways we wonít completely understand until we integrate and digest this experience. Like a heavy and delicious meal, we will gradually take in its nourishment.

In addition to enjoying Mayaís wisdom I met and connected with the ever-growing Texas Imago Community. Michelle Bohls was gracious, professional, and a very organized host. The Texas clinicians are helping Imago grow and sharing their love of Imago by inviting Master Trainers to the region. I was so glad to meet more of my worldwide Imago family. With each class and conference I attend and workshop I assist at, I meet another member of our family. Thank you to Michelle and her Texas colleagues for such gracious hospitality!
Aviva Chansky Guttmann