Therapeutic Presence & Self-Compassion with Dr Shari Geller
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.
28 Feb 2023 & 7 Mar 2023 - 9.30am - 1pm
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