Upcoming Workshops

2020/2021

4 Mondays

Nov 16, 23, Dec 7

11:00a – 4:30p

Dec 14

11:30a – 4:00p


4 Mondays

Jan 18, 25, Feb 1

11:00a – 4:30p

Feb 8

11:30a – 4:00p


4 Fridays

Feb 19, 26, Mar 5

11:00a – 4:30p

Mar 19

11:30a – 4:00p

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ 1

Initial Assessment & Stabilization
A 4 Day Course

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for any clinician who is looking for tools to help them facilitate their clients developing more core stability, a core sense of self.  It was inspired by my work with clients suffering from more pervasive developmental trauma & EMDR therapy.  Many of these clients are not able to tolerate the physical and emotional material that comes up during reprocessing or recontextualizing traumatic memory networks.

Although this course was specifically built for EMDR trained clinicians, for use in Phase 2, any clinician can benefit from the material in this course.

Please note:  This is not EMDR Basic Training.

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing is an experiential way of working with clients to assess and, build or repair basic developmental resources we should have developed in early childhood. Without these basic resources psychotherapy can be cumbersome and other than effective. Our core sense of self is developed in our formative years, along with a sense of safety, security, and having a right to exist. Essentially our formative years equate to building the foundation of a house. If we are missing a basic sense of safety and security our ability to be successful at psychotherapy is compromised, both client and clinician.

EMDR therapists and other trauma practitioners, may feel confident that a client is adequately prepared for the recontextualizing of traumatic material, (reprocessing phases (3-6) of EMDR therapy) when a client has a positive response to the typical preparation tools, or EMDR Phase 2 skills (calm/safe place; container; the train/movie metaphor to assist with dual awareness).

However, once in the middle of reprocessing, it is not uncommon to discover that a client does not actually have the capacity for dual awareness, is unable manage the material that comes up in reprocessing or cannot reliably shift emotional states when needed despite the preparation work that was done.

This workshop will prepare participants to use initial Somatic & Energetic Resourcing activities in Phase 2 of EMDR therapy, or prior to addressing traumatic material in other forms of trauma treatment. These activities assess, build and repair internal developmental resources.

Participants will learn how Somatic & Energetic Resourcing activities can be used to assess their clients’ readiness and/or appropriateness for addressing traumatic memory networks, particularly in the EMDR reprocessing phases for EMDR clinicians. And, how these activities can flush out Presenting Complaints for EMDR Therapy Treatment Plans. Life issues and events a client may have not initially reported may surface which can be added to the appropriate treatment planning worksheet(s).

Participants will learn the difference between working from a Self aware state, staying out of a client’s way; and talk therapy. We will cover tools to work with energetically aware and sensitive clients. Some activities can be used during reprocessing phases of EMDR therapy, and some as a Cognitive Interweave if reprocessing becomes stuck. You will learn experiential assessment and stabilization activities.

There will be lectures, demonstrations of skills, and practice of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing activities. You will learn what you are assessing, how to prescribe activities, how to use the activities in office and assign homework.


Using Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ to Assess Readiness for Reprocessing/Recontextualizing traumatic memory networks – Phase 2 for EMDR Clinicians

Have you ever assessed your client for reprocessing only to find out they:

  • Were physically &/or emotionally overwhelmed by the material that came up?
  • It looks like they are reprocessing but changes do not generalize to their life?
  • They are dissociating?

When your are assessing appropriateness and readiness for reprocessing of disturbing material, Phase 2 of for EMDR clinicians or beginning of treatment for other clinicians, if you are questioning the client to gather information, you will not get accurate information. The client can only tell you what they are consciously aware of which is very limited information.

Doing experiential activities, some of which are developmentally based, can bring to light, for both the clinician and the client, what resources a client really has or does not have. These same activities not only allow the clinician to assess a client’s resources, but can be assigned to build resources that were never developed, or repair resources that may have been overwhelmed due to trauma. They can also be used to test and build a strong relationship between the clinician and the client. They empower clients to know more about themselves.


Unfortunately often what clients report and
what they are actually able to tolerate do not match.


You will learn:

  • An initial understanding of what internal developmental resources are, how they develop, and the use Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ activities  to prepare clients for reprocessing traumatic memories (Phase 2 of EMDR).
  • A beginning capacity to work from Self-Awareness, how to stay out of a client’s way and work within their pace.
  • How physical and emotional signals communicate Truth.
  • About entrainment and the importance of having somatic & energetic resources yourself so your client can be successful.
  • The overall structure of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™, how to prescribe activities, set up homework, and stay consistent.
  • A beginning capacity to facilitate Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ activities with your clients.
  • How Somatic & Energetic Resourcing activities flush out subtle signs of dissociation.
  • How to use Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ activities to build a treatment plan, identify presenting complaints and memory targets for EMDR reprocessing, or other trauma treatments.
  • How to strengthen somatic and energetic resources.
  • Learn how these activities will assess appropriateness and readiness for reprocessing traumatic memories.

Activities will include:

  • Observational activities to assess your observational strategies & neutrality.
  • A number of Self-Awareness activities designed for more subtle awareness of Self.
  • Tools for Recognizing Truth.
  • Tools for sorting out energetic awareness.
  • Tools for containing strong emotions.
  • Testing safety & relationship.
  • Somatic based support.
  • Sensing core Self while in contact with others.

Consultation in Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ is strongly recommended after completion of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ 1.  Ten hours is recommended before attending Somatic & Energetic Resourcing™ 2.

What to Know Before Signing Up

Upcoming Workshops

2020/2021

4 Mondays

Nov 16, 23, Dec 7

11:00a – 4:30p

Dec 14

11:30a – 4:00p


4 Mondays

Jan 18, 25, Feb 1

11:00a – 4:30p

Feb 8

11:30a – 4:00p


4 Fridays

Feb 19, 26, Mar 5

11:00a – 4:30p

Mar 19

11:30a – 4:00p

This is some important information you will need to make an informed decision as to whether this course is for you or not.

 There are 3 things to consider about taking this course.

 First,

This is an experiential course  for developing a more subtle capacity for Self-Awareness.  The learning comes from experiential activities which CANNOT be conveyed via lecture.  The experience of the activity is the learning.

  • If you are not comfortable with experiential learning, this course in not for you.
  • If you learn better by experiencing, then you will find this course helpful.

 Second,

If you have unresolved trauma yourself,

If you have a history of abandonment and/or neglect from childhood,

Then when you do these activities your own historical memory networks could be activated during the training.

Typically, these activities are more stabilizing and done in an order to build stability with respect to a client’s timing and pacing.  So, you may experience more stability.

Occasionally, clients have some initial activation until the stability is built/repaired.

If you are concerned that you could access some discomfort, then you may want to consider doing some sessions with me (if you are in Washington State) to build core stability before taking the course.  Or, schedule some individual consultation to learn the activities.

 Third,

This is an experiential course.

Although there is lecture to:

  • Get you started with the material,
  • Help you understand the framework of the material,
  • The bulk of the learning takes place in the practicum parts of the workshop. Without it you will not have the inside learning from

The client’s perspective,

The clinician’s perspective.

 Both is crucial to gaining competence with this material.

The more you experience the work, the deeper awareness you will have of what each activity can show you and your client.

 In Terms of Attendance:

You arriving on time in the beginning and returning from breaks on time is crucial!!!!

If you are late and miss information needed to do your practice sessions, you will impede your partner or partners(s) ability to experience the work from the client’s perspective.

Please be respectful and arrange your schedule to arrive on time.

Please do not plan on making phone calls or checking email on breaks so you are not distracted from returning on time.

Because this is an online course, the breaks are only 5 minutes long to give you a chance to get up from sitting in front of a screen so long.  They are only long enough to get up, walk around and maybe get something to drink. 

 This will also ensure you are eligible to receive CE credits since 100% attendance is required for them to be granted.

 I hope this information is helpful for you to consider whether taking this course will work for you.

I look forward to seeing you in class if you do.

Debra

Upcoming Dates

When you arrive on the scheduling page scroll down below the description of the workshop, Set your Time Zone and CLICK the “Set Time Zone” button.  Then you will be able to complete the registration.

There are two options to sign up.

  1. You can choose to take the entire course, 4 days.
  2. Or, if you are would like to check it out first you can sign up for just the first day.  If you would like to finish the rest of the course you will have the option at the end of day one to sign up to finish the last 3 days of that course series.  You cannot apply the Day 1 to any other course series.

Keep scrolling down to see all of the options.

4 Mondays:

Nov 16th, 23rd,  Dec 7th 11:00a – 4:30p &

Dec 14th 11:30a – 4:00p

For the entire Course, all 4 days. 

You can receive CEs for this option.

Or, take the first day of the course as an introduction. 

Monday, November 16th, 11:00am – 4:30pm

You will have the option to finish the class by taking the rest of the dates.

No CEs available for this option unless you complete the course.

You cannot apply the introduction day to future dates.

4 Mondays:

Jan 18th, 25th,  Feb 1st 11:00a – 4:30p &

Feb 8th 11:30a – 4:00p

For the entire Course, all 4 days. 

You can receive CEs for this option.

Or, take the first day of the course as an introduction. 

Monday, November 16th, 11:00am – 4:30pm

You will have the option to finish the class by taking the rest of the dates.

No CEs available for this option unless you complete the course.

You cannot apply the introduction day to future dates.

4 Fridays:

Feb 19th, 26th,  Mar 5th 11:00a – 4:30p &

Mar 19th 11:30a – 4:00p

For the entire Course, all 4 days. 

You can receive CEs for this option.

Or, take the first day of the course as an introduction. 

Monday, November 16th, 11:00am – 4:30pm

You will have the option to finish the class by taking the rest of the dates.

No CEs available for this option unless you complete the course.

You cannot apply the introduction day to future dates.

Continuing Education

EMDRIA Credits

EMDRIA CEs

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing 1 is approved for 18 EMDRIA Credits.

Debra Littrell maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements. EMDRIA Provider #20019 .

EMDRIA Continuing Education credits are only available for clinicians who have completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training.  This means Weekend 1, Weekend 2 and all 10 hours of consultation must be complete and you must have a Certificate of Completion for the Basic Training.  It Must be an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.

To receive EMDRIA Continuing Education Credits, proof of completion of an Approved EMDRIA EMDR Basic Training must be submitted.

EMDRIA Credits are applicable for Washington State’s LICSW, LMHC, and LMFT licensing requirements.

NBCC Credit Hours

Somatic & Energetic Resourcing 1: Initial Assessment & Stabilization has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Transformative Spirit, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3519. NBCC Credit Hours: 16.5

It is your responsibility to check with your specific state board to verify if the CEs offered meet the CE requirements for your state.

This is an experiential workshop.  You must attend the entire workshop to receive CE credits.  No partial credit will be awarded.

If you arrive late, return from breaks late, or leave early CE’s cannot be granted.  No Exceptions!

Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine if EMDRIA credits or NBCC clock hours are accepted toward your professional license in your state.

Policies

Refunds

Your tuition is refundable less a processing fee of $50 if your request is received in writing 30 days PRIOR the first day of the workshop.

Your tuition is refundable less a processing fee of $100 if your request is received in writing 15 days PRIOR the first day of the workshop.

Cancellations

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing and submitted to:  courses@transformativespirit.com.  Cancellations/Refunds or transfers will be given based on the date the cancellation request is RECEIVED.  I suggest when you send the request that you also include a request for notification that the email has been read so you know I have received it.

Make Ups

No make ups are available for this workshop.  The course is experiential, and the primary learning comes through the practicums.    The only way to make up a part of the course would be to repeat it.

Attendance

You arriving on time in the beginning and returning from breaks on time is crucial!!!!

If you are late and miss information needed to do your practice sessions, you will impede your partner or partners(s) ability to experience the work from the client’s perspective.

Please be respectful and arrange your schedule to arrive on time and preferably early so you can handle any unforeseen tech challenges.

Because this is an online course, the breaks are only 5 minutes long to give you a chance to get up from sitting in front of a screen so long.  They are only long enough to get up, walk around and maybe get something to drink. 

Please do not plan on making phone calls or checking email on breaks so you are not distracted from returning on time.

This also ensures that you will have completed the requirements to receive continuing education credits.

Participation

Participation is required.

The bulk of the learning takes place in the practicum parts of the workshop. Without it you will not have the inside learning from

The client’s perspective,

The clinician’s perspective.

 Both is crucial to gaining competence with this material.

The more you experience the work, the deeper awareness you will have of what each activity can show you and your client.

For more detailed information about this click the tab above that says “What to Know Before Signing Up”

Technology

You will need to make sure you are tech savvy enough to join the class.  Being able to choose your camera, microphone and speakers, or headset and adjust their controls as needed.  Your camera must be on throughout the training each day to meet the continuing education attendance requirements.

We will be using Zoom since they have breakout rooms to be able to break up into smaller practice groups.

You may want to start your own free account, if you do not already have one, to get familiar with the controls.  You can start meetings and practice using the controls of your camera, microphone, speakers, and/or headset in advance.  When clicking on the down arrow next to the camera icon in the meeting you can choose to virtual background and upload a picture that will become your background if you prefer more privacy.

Make sure to have a headset with a microphone and either earbuds or headphones in case there is feedback coming from your location.  Make sure you know how to switch over to them as needed.

Your Environment

You will need to be in an environment that is free from distractions & noise during this course.  This is to ensure that you will have all the information you need to do the practicums and to make sure the training is not disrupted.

Remember – CEs cannot be granted if there is not 100% attendance.  So please make sure your are not distracted and return on time from breaks.

This course will be offered via Zoom.  Every effort will be made to accommodate those with disabilities.  Including, when possible, closed caption and enabling text chat for communication during the practicum.

As technology cooperates, I will enable closed caption during discussions outside of the slides.

To find out if Zoom will work for your needs please contact them directly at zoom.us and see what accommodations they have to offer.

If you have a formal grievance or complaint please submit it in writing to Debra Littrell, Transformative Spirit, LLC, 1611 116th Ave. NE., Suite 106, Bellevue, WA 98004, within 10 business days after the completion of the workshop.

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