Reframing Your Narrative About Challenging People and Situations
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)
At some point in life, everyone encounters a difficult relationship or challenging situation. But whether we present these experiences as self-defeating stories or personal growth adventures is largely a choice. In this 2-hour experiential workshop, participants will engage in a series of research-based writing exercises that can help them reframe adversity as a “character development workout,” a custom-made, emotionally aerobic and weight-bearing exercise designed to push them towards growth. Writing mostly in the third-person narrative, participants tap into the voice of their inner omniscient narrator to find an elevated, benevolent perspective on their emotionally-charged storyline. This and other writing techniques, some cued with guided imagery, are inspired by research and evidence-based practices from narrative therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS). They can be used in virtually any clinical setting with individuals and groups.
Eligible for 2.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT, LMHC (New York state only)
Not eligible for APT Credits
Step Out of Your Story Returns to the Bahamas!
Following a well-received demo, I’m excited to announce that I will be returning to Sivananda Yoga Ashram from March 15-19, 2019 for a 4-part-series entitled “Soul Narratives: Writing Through a Lens of Self Compassion.” Stay tuned for more information.
PREVIOUS WORKSHOP VENUES
New York Open Center (7/2016, 11/2016, 6/2017)
One Taste Coaching Program (March, 2017)
Vassar College (September, 2016)
Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (2016-2017)
JCC in Manhattan (2013, 2015)
92nd Street Y (2007, 2008)
PSI Summer Certificate program in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (2016, 2017)
NYU Certificate in Social Work and Spirituality (2011)
Long Island University School of Social Work (Fall, 2010)
SCENES FROM BOOK SIGNING, November 8, 2015 @ Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL