Depression, anger, and anxiety rank among the most common issues for which individuals in therapy seek the help of a therapist. Visualization techniques can enhance cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment methods that address these three forms of emotional distress. When individuals in counseling close their eyes to allow subconscious images to appear, treatment often can proceed more efficiently, and at a deeper level, than with talk therapy alone.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Susan Heitler will share five specific visualization techniques. These interventions go beyond the guided imagery that was among the earliest of visualizations often used to promote relaxation. Dr. Heitler will describe visualization tools that alleviate negative emotions at their roots, access underlying family of origin factors, and promote deeper insight within the context of a psychotherapy treatment plan.
Dr. Heitler will demonstrate how to use advanced visualization techniques to accelerate exploration of preconscious concerns, pinpoint the origins of current sensitivities in earlier life experiences, and access subconscious factors that are blocking resolution of current life dilemmas. Attendees will learn techniques that enable individuals and couples in therapy to facilitate their own healing via the use of subconscious thoughts and images. The visualizations she will be teaching augment both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions that accelerate progress toward healthier emotional functioning.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Sheikh, A. A., Kunzendorf, R. G., & Sheikh, K. S. (1989). Healing images: From ancient wisdom to modern science. In A. A. Sheikh, & K. S. Sheikh, (Eds.), Eastern and western approaches to healing: Ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. New York: John Wiley & Sons
The presenter has a wealth of knowledge on the topic. He was presented with some tricky questions and answered comprehensively. - Shameela Keshavjee, MS, LMFT-S
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Dr. Heitler is an internationally known clinical psychologist who first established her reputation by bringing her understanding of conflict resolution from the legal, business, and mediation worlds to the professional literature on modern psychotherapy.
Dr. Heitler's inital book, From Conflict to Resolution, offered an integrative theory and clinical skills for therapists to use with individuals, couples, and families. She shared information from her most recent publication, Prescriptions Without Pills: For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety, and More, in her 2016 TED Talk on lifting depression. The YouTube video of this talk has received over 100,00 views.
In the arena of couples therapy, Dr. Heitler's master therapist video, The Angry Couple, is used in therapy training programs worldwide. Her books for couples, The Power of Two and The Power of Two Workbook, teach the communication and conflict-resolution skills for marriage success. Her PowerOfTwoMarriage.com website offers low-cost, high-impact marriage education.
Dr. Heitler has presented training workshops on just about every continent. Most recently she was invited to give the keynote address for the first-ever gathering of the Arab Psychological Association.
For more information about Dr. Heitler and her work, please visit www.therapyhelp.com.
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