Month: April 2019

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3C’s for Healthy Relationships

Relationships that are 50/50 are flatlined. Relationship dynamics will go up and down based on communication, compromise and commitment, the 3C's. Spring 2019 Speaker Elder Little Brown Bear discusses how to use the 3C's to build healthy relationships within romantic relationships and non-romantic relationships alike. These can also be used in business and with clients. [...]
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Working with Anger

While preparing to meet with Elder Little Brown Bear, an email popped up from NPR titled "How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger" about the use of calming strategies and storytelling from childhood leading to less angry adults. While Elder Little Brown Bear is from a different region, we had to ask him about [...]
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Cultural Appropriation and Traditional Indigenous Healing Practices

Spring 2019 Speaker, Elder Little Brown Bear, answers: what are some challenges that non-indigenous therapists face when trying to integrate Traditional Indigenous Healing practices and perspectives into their work? Working with community members means understanding the lifestyle, The Seven Grandfathers, The Medicine Wheel, ceremonies, songs, drumming, elders, and how all this works with healing in a [...]
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The core skills of DBT

She’s baaaaaaaack! DBT expert clinician Sheri Van Dijk returns with her signature workshops  Calming the Emotional Storm: Helping Clients Manage Their Emotions with DBT (May 9 – 10) and DBT: Beyond the Basics (May 11). What’s all the fuss? Why do we keep inviting her back and why do audiences want to know about DBT? […]

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Panicky Moments and Your Nervous System

When was the last time you had a panic moment? Arriving home with your arms full to realize you don’t have your keys? Ready to pay for your purchases at the store and then realizing you don’t have your wallet? I’m sure everyone has a recent example. In this article, Spring 2019 presenter, Linda Graham revisits […]

Using Internal Family Systems To Help Clients With Extreme Trauma

In the treatment of complex relational trauma, therapists often get stuck or triggered themselves when encountering extreme symptoms derived from hyper or hypo arousal of the nervous system. In this video LES Spring 2019 presenter, Frank Anderson, discusses how Internal Family Systems intersects with neuroscience to create ways to successfully access the vulnerable wounded parts [...]
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Diagnosing with Internal Family Systems: Uncovering the positive intention even with self-harming behaviours

This is the question that is asked ALL THE TIME according to Internal Family Systems clinician Frank Anderson. How do you find the positive intention of suicidal attempts? What about opioid addiction? In this video Frank reframes self-harming behaviour in order to awaken greater understanding and awareness. Join Frank Anderson in Toronto and learn more about [...]
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Marie Kondo for the Soul

Quote president Michael Kerman considers — “In order to change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.” — […]