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Upcoming Workshops

Super Resourcing:

An EMDR Strategy for Treating Attachment Trauma

Livestreamed, Interactive Webinar
Sponsored by PESI Inc.
6.5 Continuing Education Credits
January 27th, 2023  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Central Time)
Self-Paced Home Study Program Available
Course Description

I’ve witnessed the power of EMDR in the treatment of trauma again and again. Yet, for all I’d seen it achieve, I wasn’t getting the same results for my clients who suffered from attachment wounding. Their symptoms such as an inability to experience essential trust or feelings of deepseated abandonment continued to exist.

That’s why I began enhancing Phase Two of EMDR by integrating ego state and attachment-based interweaves into the processing.

The outcome? I found I could more successfully treat attachment wounds by attending to the part of the client who experienced trauma, rather than focusing on the trauma itself. Not only was the approach effective it opened the door to clients who couldn’t previously tolerate deep trauma work.

Join me for this LIVE one-day webinar and get step-by-step instructions for this EMDR resourcing strategy so you can take your EMDR therapy to the next level.

Complete with clinical applications and videos from actual client sessions, you’ll discover how to:

  • Create the experience of safety, protection and guidance so critical to good therapy
  • Reduce trauma symptoms without clients having to process trauma directly
  • Guide clients in creating their own corrective emotional environment consisting of installed resources and their accompanying positive sensations, emotions and cognitions

You’ll also receive a group guided session that will deepen your understanding of the material.

So many of our clients are dealing with the legacy of traumatic attachment injuries. Learning this resourcing strategy is an opportunity to make their treatment more successful.

Register today!

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the historical evolution of EMDR’s Phase Two Resourcing.
  2. Employ an integrative approach to EMDR resourcing by incorporating ego state psychology and attachment theory.
  3. Utilize a four phase EMDR resourcing strategy for resolving attachment wounds without having to process trauma directly.
  4. Develop fully installed positive resources through EMDR’s Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) to promote ego strengthening and development of a new positive narrative.
  5. Employ five applications of EMDR resourcing to address different clinical presentations of attachment trauma.
  6. Utilize EMDR resourcing to lower the occurrence of resistance, dissociation, looping or stuck processing and open the door to a wider range of clients who struggle with trauma work.

EMDR Canada Annual Conference

The Brain, the Body and Trauma: Integration with EMDR Therapy

April 21 – 23, 2023
White Oaks Hotel Resort & Spa
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Alison to present on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:15 – 4:15 Central Time
Super Resourcing: An EMDR Strategy for Treating Attachment Trauma
3 EMDRIA Continuing Education Credits

About the Course

In this introductory webinar, an understanding of Super Resourcing and its procedural steps is explored through lecture, PowerPoint, client videos, and guided experiences.  Handouts will be provided, and an opportunity to receive EMDRIA certification will be offered at the end of the course after a short quiz.

Abstract

Super Resourcing (SR) is an innovative and effective protocol for healing attachment wounds. It offers a new way of thinking and healing attachment trauma and attachment issues repair. Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) is a key factor in understanding the efficacy of EMDR. All three negative neural networks (sensation, emotion, and cognition) are activated with bilateral stimulation; the consequence is a more complete and time-efficient resolution. Super Resourcing is based on my discovery that the AIP model is just as effective in potentiating the positive matrix (sensations, emotions, and cognitions) as it is with the negative matrix.

SR is an expansion of the Resource and Interweave phases of EMDR. SR differs from EMDR in that it focuses on the person who experienced a trauma rather than the trauma itself. The neurological integration of positive resources facilitates an enhanced present-time experience of self. It maximizes the development of new and more positive neural networks. Drawing upon Attachment and Ego State theories, wounded parts are invited into and healed within the neurologically potentiated resource field. Resolving the attachment wounds interwoven in a trauma unfixes it in the client’s psyche and it processes more easily; less resistance, dissociation, and looping occurs. When the attachment wounds are addressed and resolved, there is a corresponding decrease in the disturbance associated with the trauma. A systematic experience of well-being allows dissociation and fragmentation to heal and an experience of present-time wholeness becomes possible. SR challenges the assumption that reprocessing traumatic memories is necessary for their resolution. SR frequently takes the trauma out of trauma processing. Consequently, it is applicable to a wider range of clients for whom EMDR may not have been indicated.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Super Resourcing and its roots in the EMDR tradition
  2. Review relevant brain science and power of positive ideation
  3. Contrast similarities and differences between EMDR and SR
  4. Examine SR’s six applications
  5. Explore SR’s four phases and procedural steps
  6. Discuss integration of attachment and ego state theories
  7. Exemplify SR through client video clips and a guided SR session

Super Resourcing Consultation Group

Ongoing, monthly Zoom meetings

Third Wednesdays of the month
(Subject to change pending consultee availability)
6:30 – 8:00 Pacific Time
Individual and Group Consultation

I find great pleasure in helping therapists develop their Super Resourcing skills in order to enhance personal mastery and to better serve their clients.  I have been offering Super Resourcing workshops and consultation since its inception in 2016.  As an artist, I bring creativity into the process as well as integrate Somatic Psychology and Mindfulness / Awareness Practices drawn from 25 years of Vipassana meditation practice.

Session Specifics

Sessions take place remotely via telephone and Zoom.  I serve both individuals and groups of two to eight people.  I also provide and / or respond to requests for Practice Groups.  In these, you will have the opportunity to conduct sessions with each other and deconstruct them for the purposes of fine-tuning your learning and building your confidence.

Your consultation sessions may include:

  • Review and Clarify principles and procedures of Super Resourcing
  • Discuss guidelines for sessions
  • Explore six applications
  • Explore benefits of super resourcing
  • Practice Sessions and Demonstrations
  • Case Presentation and Discussion
  • Practice Working with ego parts
  • Develop your own voice and style
  • Build Confidence

Sessions meet once monthly (typically the 2nd or 3rd week of the month).

Use the buttons below to quickly navigate to other sections of this page.

Upcoming Workshops

Super Resourcing:

An EMDR Strategy for Treating Attachment Trauma

Livestreamed, Interactive Webinar
Sponsored by PESI Inc.
6.5 Continuing Education Credits
January 27th, 2023  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Central Time)
Self-Paced Home Study Program Available
Course Description

I’ve witnessed the power of EMDR in the treatment of trauma again and again. Yet, for all I’d seen it achieve, I wasn’t getting the same results for my clients who suffered from attachment wounding. Their symptoms such as an inability to experience essential trust or feelings of deepseated abandonment continued to exist.

That’s why I began enhancing Phase Two of EMDR by integrating ego state and attachment-based interweaves into the processing.

The outcome? I found I could more successfully treat attachment wounds by attending to the part of the client who experienced trauma, rather than focusing on the trauma itself. Not only was the approach effective it opened the door to clients who couldn’t previously tolerate deep trauma work.

Join me for this LIVE one-day webinar and get step-by-step instructions for this EMDR resourcing strategy so you can take your EMDR therapy to the next level.

Complete with clinical applications and videos from actual client sessions, you’ll discover how to:

  • Create the experience of safety, protection and guidance so critical to good therapy
  • Reduce trauma symptoms without clients having to process trauma directly
  • Guide clients in creating their own corrective emotional environment consisting of installed resources and their accompanying positive sensations, emotions and cognitions

You’ll also receive a group guided session that will deepen your understanding of the material.

So many of our clients are dealing with the legacy of traumatic attachment injuries. Learning this resourcing strategy is an opportunity to make their treatment more successful.

Register today!

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the historical evolution of EMDR’s Phase Two Resourcing.
  2. Employ an integrative approach to EMDR resourcing by incorporating ego state psychology and attachment theory.
  3. Utilize a four phase EMDR resourcing strategy for resolving attachment wounds without having to process trauma directly.
  4. Develop fully installed positive resources through EMDR’s Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) to promote ego strengthening and development of a new positive narrative.
  5. Employ five applications of EMDR resourcing to address different clinical presentations of attachment trauma.
  6. Utilize EMDR resourcing to lower the occurrence of resistance, dissociation, looping or stuck processing and open the door to a wider range of clients who struggle with trauma work.

EMDR Canada Annual Conference

The Brain, the Body and Trauma: Integration with EMDR Therapy

April 21 – 23, 2023
White Oaks Hotel Resort & Spa
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Alison to present on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:15 – 4:15 Central Time
Super Resourcing: An EMDR Strategy for Treating Attachment Trauma
3 EMDRIA Continuing Education Credits

About the Course

In this introductory webinar, an understanding of Super Resourcing and its procedural steps is explored through lecture, PowerPoint, client videos, and guided experiences.  Handouts will be provided, and an opportunity to receive EMDRIA certification will be offered at the end of the course after a short quiz.

Abstract

Super Resourcing (SR) is an innovative and effective protocol for healing attachment wounds. It offers a new way of thinking and healing attachment trauma and attachment issues repair. Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) is a key factor in understanding the efficacy of EMDR. All three negative neural networks (sensation, emotion, and cognition) are activated with bilateral stimulation; the consequence is a more complete and time-efficient resolution. Super Resourcing is based on my discovery that the AIP model is just as effective in potentiating the positive matrix (sensations, emotions, and cognitions) as it is with the negative matrix.

SR is an expansion of the Resource and Interweave phases of EMDR. SR differs from EMDR in that it focuses on the person who experienced a trauma rather than the trauma itself. The neurological integration of positive resources facilitates an enhanced present-time experience of self. It maximizes the development of new and more positive neural networks. Drawing upon Attachment and Ego State theories, wounded parts are invited into and healed within the neurologically potentiated resource field. Resolving the attachment wounds interwoven in a trauma unfixes it in the client’s psyche and it processes more easily; less resistance, dissociation, and looping occurs. When the attachment wounds are addressed and resolved, there is a corresponding decrease in the disturbance associated with the trauma. A systematic experience of well-being allows dissociation and fragmentation to heal and an experience of present-time wholeness becomes possible. SR challenges the assumption that reprocessing traumatic memories is necessary for their resolution. SR frequently takes the trauma out of trauma processing. Consequently, it is applicable to a wider range of clients for whom EMDR may not have been indicated.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Super Resourcing and its roots in the EMDR tradition
  2. Review relevant brain science and power of positive ideation
  3. Contrast similarities and differences between EMDR and SR
  4. Examine SR’s six applications
  5. Explore SR’s four phases and procedural steps
  6. Discuss integration of attachment and ego state theories
  7. Exemplify SR through client video clips and a guided SR session

Super Resourcing Consultation Group

Ongoing, monthly Zoom meetings

Third Wednesdays of the month
(Subject to change pending consultee availability)
6:30 – 8:00 Pacific Time
Individual and Group Consultation

I find great pleasure in helping therapists develop their Super Resourcing skills in order to enhance personal mastery and to better serve their clients.  I have been offering Super Resourcing workshops and consultation since its inception in 2016.  As an artist, I bring creativity into the process as well as integrate Somatic Psychology and Mindfulness / Awareness Practices drawn from 25 years of Vipassana meditation practice.

Session Specifics

Sessions take place remotely via telephone and Zoom.  I serve both individuals and groups of two to eight people.  I also provide and / or respond to requests for Practice Groups.  In these, you will have the opportunity to conduct sessions with each other and deconstruct them for the purposes of fine-tuning your learning and building your confidence.

Your consultation sessions may include:

  • Review and Clarify principles and procedures of Super Resourcing
  • Discuss guidelines for sessions
  • Explore six applications
  • Explore benefits of super resourcing
  • Practice Sessions and Demonstrations
  • Case Presentation and Discussion
  • Practice Working with ego parts
  • Develop your own voice and style
  • Build Confidence

Sessions meet once monthly (typically the 2nd or 3rd week of the month).

Finding Joy and Meaning in Elderhood:

Embracing Change & Transition for 60’s and Older

Date and Time TBA
Conducted online via Zoom
Please contact us to be notified when dates have been finalized.

I catch a glimpse of myself in the hall mirror and see my white hair and the growing wrinkles that line my face.  Who is that person looking back at me?  My internal sense of myself largely remains the same, yet the visual effects of the passage of time are undeniable.  I am struck by the radical inconsistencies of my experience.  On one hand, I have been around for many decades and have learned a thing or two, and on some levels, I am the wisest and most free I have ever been.  Yet, on the other hand, my energy is beginning to wane.  I have the same desire to persevere, yet I must sometimes stop, and rest.  My ability to see the deep connections of life and experience mindfulmness moment to moment is the richest it has ever been – yet sometimes, I find myself in a room in my house knowing that I came in here for something, but what it was entirely escapes me.

Sound familiar?

The challenges inherent in growing older are real – mortality is no longer just a concept.  We are often left with questions: How will I face the changes ahead?  Can I find a path that feels right for me?

In this unique, one-day workshop, we will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in the movement into and through elderhood.  For many people, becoming an elder can be accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty as our very mortality becomes a near reality – as opposed to something that will happen someday far in the future.  The passage of time takes on new meaning.  However, this chapter of our lives can also be exciting and empowering.  Access to empowerment is possible when we receive personally individualized, compassionate support, and have acquired a tried-and-true process designed to encourage resilience in the midst of the inevitable uncertainty that accompanies the many changes and challenges characterized by this chapter of our lives.

In this intimate exploration, we will examine the changes to our minds and bodies, investigate our relationship to self-empowerment, and explore our place in a changing world.  Our mission in this workshop is to gain more insight, direction, and confidence as you move toward the life you desire for yourself.  Our day together will be pragmatic: You will have the opportunity to apply each teaching module to your specific change and transition concerns.  You will experience strategic learning, personal exploration, and participant interaction, as well as develop new tools and understanding so that you can more fully embody this rich and challenging time in our lives.  Research has shown that how well we navigate change – and the transition that follows it – has a direct impact on the degree of well-being, purpose, and satisfaction we experience on a day-to-day basis.  Claim all that’s yours to be and do, and make the most of your opportunity to embody your personal definition of well-being!

 

In this workshop, you will learn skills to effectively respond to change.  You will:
  • Learn about the nature of change and how to navigate the emotions and uncertainty that accompany it.
  • Assess what parts of your life are in or out of balance and discover what rebalancing needs to occur to support the change you desire.
  • Explore your values, goals, and essential intentions to help guide your next steps.
  • Examine your personal “Journey through Change” to use as a map to locate where you likely have come from, where you currently are, and what you might be experiencing next.
  • Gain insights about your strengths, challenges, and habits of mind in dealing with uncertainty and change.
  • Create a strategy for effectively manifesting the life you want for yourself.

The Life Balance Institute has been offering weekend workshops, 1:1 coaching and class series for over thirty years.  They have successfully supported thousands of people in moving through the challenges of personal and professional changes and transitions.  You will receive a variety of their self-assessments and tools as handouts to further support your journey of change.

The workshop will be led by Alison Teal and Ron Ames, both leaders in their respective fields, and also certified Changes & Transitions strategists.

Space is extremely limited for this intimate experience, so please register early if you plan to join us.

Expect a day of dynamic inquiry as you learn to meet change with authenticity, confidence, and clarity.

If you would like to be notified when registration becomes available for future class opportunities, or if you would like to book Alison to teach a webinar or in-person seminar, please contact us to set up a consultation to discuss your needs.

King, Queen, Warrior, Magician, Lover:

Using Jungian Archetypes for Navigating Life Transitions

Date & Time TBA
Conducted online via Zoom
Please contact us to be notified when dates have been finalized.

In this workshop, we will call on Archetypal energy to provide perspective and guidance for the changes we seek.  Through lecture, PowerPoint, discussion, exercises, and personal reflection, we will arrive at clear intentions and an action plan to help us manifest the life we envision for ourselves.

Class Description

Change and transition are natural processes and are occurring continuously.  Every age and phase of life brings change – sometimes, we actively choose change, and sometimes, it arrives unexpectedly.  Sometimes, it is an external change we seek, and sometimes, it is internal.  Regardless of the nature of the change or how it comes to be, it is frequently accompanied by concerns, fears, or questions.  Archetypal energy may be used for helping us navigate the uncertainty that is often integral to our experience of change.

Jungian archetypes are universal mythic highly developed elements of the collective unconscious.  Each type has its own set of values, meanings, and traits.  They represent fundamental human motifs of our experience.  They often evoke deep emotions and influence how we perceive and navigate our lives.

This workshop is designed for clinicians as well as anyone who is facing a life transition or decision.

 

Course Content

In this workshop, we will:

    • Define Archetypes from a Carl Jung and Phillip Moffitt perspective
    • Explore King/Queen, Warrior, Magician, and Lover Archetypes
    • Experience how these archetypal energies live within us and how they may be utilized as a vehicle for helping us move through personal and professional transitions
    • Explore where we are most developed and in balance with each of the four archetypes and how this impacts our perceptions of our life
    • Explore where we are less developed and out of balance with each of the four archetypes and how this impacts our perceptions of our life
    • Gain new perspective on the changes and transitions we are currently experiencing
    • Call in the four archetypes for guidance and direction
    • Create intentions and / or an action plan so that we are better able to navigate the changes and transitions that challenge us

If you would like to be notified when registration becomes available for future class opportunities, or if you would like to book Alison to teach a webinar or in-person seminar, please contact us to set up a consultation to discuss your needs.

 

All Previous Workshops

If you or your organization would like to request a workshop, please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss your vision and needs.

Previous workshops have included:

      • Working With Children
      • Life Transitions
      • Using Expressive Arts for Personal Growth
      • Navigating Your Empty Nest
      • Reinventing Ourselves after the Death of a Loved One
      • Art Play: A Blend of Expressive Arts, Ritual, and Psychodrama
      • Attachment-Focused EMDR
      • Fine Tuning Your EMDR Skills
      • Integrating Expressive Arts into Your EMDR Practice
      • Unleashing Your Inner Creative EMDR Therapist
      • Using EMDR to Move Through Creative Blocks

Previous Workshops

Finding Joy and Meaning in Elderhood:

Embracing Change & Transition for 60’s and Older

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT (Lunch 12:00 – 1:30)
Conducted online via Zoom

I catch a glimpse of myself in the hall mirror and see my white hair and the growing wrinkles that line my face.  Who is that person looking back at me?  My internal sense of myself largely remains the same, yet the visual effects of the passage of time are undeniable.  I am struck by the radical inconsistencies of my experience.  On one hand, I have been around for many decades and have learned a thing or two, and on some levels, I am the wisest and most free I have ever been.  Yet, on the other hand, my energy is beginning to wane.  I have the same desire to persevere, yet I must sometimes stop, and rest.  My ability to see the deep connections of life and experience mindfulmness moment to moment is the richest it has ever been – yet sometimes, I find myself in a room in my house knowing that I came in here for something, but what it was entirely escapes me.

Sound familiar?

The challenges inherent in growing older are real – mortality is no longer just a concept.  We are often left with questions: How will I face the changes ahead?  Can I find a path that feels right for me?

King, Queen, Warrior, Magician, Lover:

Using Jungian Archetypes for Navigating Life Transitions

Date & Time TBA
Conducted online via Zoom
Please contact us to be notified when dates have been finalized.

In this workshop, we will call on Archetypal energy to provide perspective and guidance for the changes we seek.  Through lecture, PowerPoint, discussion, exercises, and personal reflection, we will arrive at clear intentions and an action plan to help us manifest the life we envision for ourselves.

Class Description

Change and transition are natural processes and are occurring continuously.  Every age and phase of life brings change – sometimes, we actively choose change, and sometimes, it arrives unexpectedly.  Sometimes, it is an external change we seek, and sometimes, it is internal.  Regardless of the nature of the change or how it comes to be, it is frequently accompanied by concerns, fears, or questions.  Archetypal energy may be used for helping us navigate the uncertainty that is often integral to our experience of change.

Jungian archetypes are universal mythic highly developed elements of the collective unconscious.  Each type has its own set of values, meanings, and traits.  They represent fundamental human motifs of our experience.  They often evoke deep emotions and influence how we perceive and navigate our lives.

This workshop is designed for clinicians as well as anyone who is facing a life transition or decision.

 

Course Content

In this workshop, we will:

    • Define Archetypes from a Carl Jung and Phillip Moffitt perspective
    • Explore King/Queen, Warrior, Magician, and Lover Archetypes
    • Experience how these archetypal energies live within us and how they may be utilized as a vehicle for helping us move through personal and professional transitions
    • Explore where we are most developed and in balance with each of the four archetypes and how this impacts our perceptions of our life
    • Explore where we are less developed and out of balance with each of the four archetypes and how this impacts our perceptions of our life
    • Gain new perspective on the changes and transitions we are currently experiencing
    • Call in the four archetypes for guidance and direction
    • Create intentions and / or an action plan so that we are better able to navigate the changes and transitions that challenge us

If you would like to be notified when registration becomes available for future class opportunities, or if you would like to book Alison to teach a webinar or in-person seminar, please contact us to set up a consultation to discuss your needs.

 

All Previous Workshops

If you or your organization would like to request a workshop, please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss your vision and needs.

Previous workshops have included:

    • Working With Children
    • Life Transitions
    • Using Expressive Arts for Personal Growth
    • Navigating Your Empty Nest
    • Reinventing Ourselves after the Death of a Loved One
    • Art Play: A Blend of Expressive Arts, Ritual, and Psychodrama
    • Attachment-Focused EMDR
    • Fine Tuning Your EMDR Skills
    • Integrating Expressive Arts into Your EMDR Practice
    • Unleashing Your Inner Creative EMDR Therapist
    • Using EMDR to Move Through Creative Blocks

Home-Study Programs

Introduction to Super Resourcing:

An EMDR Strategy for Healing Attachment Trauma

About the Course

2.5 EMDRIA CE Credits

In this introductory webinar, an understanding of Super Resourcing and its procedural steps is explored through lecture, PowerPoint, client videos, and guided experiences.  Handouts will be provided, and an opportunity to receive EMDRIA certification will be offered at the end of the course after a short quiz.

Abstract

Super Resourcing (SR) is an innovative and effective protocol for healing attachment wounds. It offers a new way of thinking and healing attachment trauma and attachment issues repair. Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) is a key factor in understanding the efficacy of EMDR. All three negative neural networks (sensation, emotion, and cognition) are activated with bilateral stimulation; the consequence is a more complete and time-efficient resolution. Super Resourcing is based on my discovery that the AIP model is just as effective in potentiating the positive matrix (sensations, emotions, and cognitions) as it is with the negative matrix.

SR is an expansion of the Resource and Interweave phases of EMDR. SR differs from EMDR in that it focuses on the person who experienced a trauma rather than the trauma itself. The neurological integration of positive resources facilitates an enhanced present-time experience of self. It maximizes the development of new and more positive neural networks. Drawing upon Attachment and Ego State theories, wounded parts are invited into and healed within the neurologically potentiated resource field. Resolving the attachment wounds interwoven in a trauma unfixes it in the client’s psyche and it processes more easily; less resistance, dissociation, and looping occurs. When the attachment wounds are addressed and resolved, there is a corresponding decrease in the disturbance associated with the trauma. A systematic experience of well-being allows dissociation and fragmentation to heal and an experience of present-time wholeness becomes possible. SR challenges the assumption that reprocessing traumatic memories is necessary for their resolution. SR frequently takes the trauma out of trauma processing. Consequently, it is applicable to a wider range of clients for whom EMDR may not have been indicated.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Super Resourcing and its roots in the EMDR tradition
  2. Review relevant brain science and power of positive ideation
  3. Contrast similarities and differences between EMDR and SR
  4. Examine SR’s six applications
  5. Explore SR’s four phases and procedural steps
  6. Discuss integration of attachment and ego state theories
  7. Exemplify SR through client video clips and a guided SR session

Home-Study Programs

Introduction to Super Resourcing:

An EMDR Strategy for Healing Attachment Trauma

About the Course

2.5 EMDRIA CE Credits

In this introductory webinar, an understanding of Super Resourcing and its procedural steps is explored through lecture, PowerPoint, client videos, and guided experiences.  Handouts will be provided, and an opportunity to receive EMDRIA certification will be offered at the end of the course after a short quiz.

Abstract

Super Resourcing (SR) is an innovative and effective protocol for healing attachment wounds. It offers a new way of thinking and healing attachment trauma and attachment issues repair. Accelerated Information Processing (AIP) is a key factor in understanding the efficacy of EMDR. All three negative neural networks (sensation, emotion, and cognition) are activated with bilateral stimulation; the consequence is a more complete and time-efficient resolution. Super Resourcing is based on my discovery that the AIP model is just as effective in potentiating the positive matrix (sensations, emotions, and cognitions) as it is with the negative matrix.

SR is an expansion of the Resource and Interweave phases of EMDR. SR differs from EMDR in that it focuses on the person who experienced a trauma rather than the trauma itself. The neurological integration of positive resources facilitates an enhanced present-time experience of self. It maximizes the development of new and more positive neural networks. Drawing upon Attachment and Ego State theories, wounded parts are invited into and healed within the neurologically potentiated resource field. Resolving the attachment wounds interwoven in a trauma unfixes it in the client’s psyche and it processes more easily; less resistance, dissociation, and looping occurs. When the attachment wounds are addressed and resolved, there is a corresponding decrease in the disturbance associated with the trauma. A systematic experience of well-being allows dissociation and fragmentation to heal and an experience of present-time wholeness becomes possible. SR challenges the assumption that reprocessing traumatic memories is necessary for their resolution. SR frequently takes the trauma out of trauma processing. Consequently, it is applicable to a wider range of clients for whom EMDR may not have been indicated.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Super Resourcing and its roots in the EMDR tradition
  2. Review relevant brain science and power of positive ideation
  3. Contrast similarities and differences between EMDR and SR
  4. Examine SR’s six applications
  5. Explore SR’s four phases and procedural steps
  6. Discuss integration of attachment and ego state theories
  7. Exemplify SR through client video clips and a guided SR session