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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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How to Talk to Teens About Meditation

How do you even begin to talk about the benefits of meditation to teens? You want to be neutral yet communicate the benefits, be supportive but not overly invested… in this video, Fall 2018 presenter Gina Biegel models the concept of baby steps: introducing mindfulness as a practice that can be staged in small manageable […]

Treat mental health problems with positive memories?

Therapists are often challenged as to what is the most productive focus of the therapeutic conversation. Clients have the need to spend time on the issues and negative thoughts that bring them to another for help. Sometimes, however, if we focus only on these we may be missing the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and […]

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Time to Tune Out!

A few weeks ago I got into a conversation with young man at a coffee shop. He told me he was about to go to a “summer camp for adults “. This got me interested. Summer camp was always important to me and I have many fond memories of being a camper and a camp […]