Therapeutic Presence & Self-Compassion for Effective Therapeutic Relationships
Live online masterclass with Dr Shari Geller
28th February and 7th March, 2023
Therapeutic presence (TP) lies at the heart of positive and effective therapeutic relationships. In this two-part masterclass we will explore an empirically-validated model of TP as a map to build and strengthen the skills of presence with clients.
We will explore the neurophysiological principles of creating safety with TP, based on concepts such as co-regulation and neuroception of safety stemming from polyvagal theory (Geller & Porges, 2014). Evidence-based practices from Dr. Geller’s book, ‘A Practical Guide for Cultivating Therapeutic Presence’, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and experiential/creative practices will be incorporated. We will also discuss challenges to TP and how to stay open and engaged when working with challenging clients and working through therapeutic ruptures.
This live, online training will include a mixture of brief lectures and small group experiential activities.
Prior knowledge of/training in Emotion Focused Therapy is not required. This training constitutes 7 hours of CPD.
Tuesday 28th February and - Tuesday 7th March, 2023
9:30am - 1:00pm (AEDT)
Online via Zoom (link and information will be sent to attendees prior to the event)
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Dr Shari Geller
Shari is an author, clinical psychologist, certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher and leader in the field of therapeutic presence. Among numerous appointments, Shari is the co-director of the Centre for MindBody Health, where she offers training, supervision and therapy in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Shari co-authored the book Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy (2012) with Dr Leslie S. Greenberg, and more recently, A Practical Guide For Cultivating Therapeutic Presence (2017).