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Gabor and Daniel Maté on Adult Children-Parent Relations

Once again, Gabor Maté proves prescient in his clinical focus and writing. Leading Edge Seminars is honoured to present his newest workshop Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children. Gabor and his son Daniel will be co-presenting an evening talk (Oct. 18) and a weekend workshop (Oct. 19-20) in Toronto. Attachment […]

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Elder Little Brown Bear, the Junos and Us

Hello, This is Michael Kerman. As some of you may know, Max Kerman of The Arkells is my son. His act of reconciliation at the Junos this year in London, Ontario encouraged me to write this. On  April 25 and 26, we are honoured to host Elder Little Brown Bear for a two day workshop: […]

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Internal Family Systems: Phase-oriented vs NON Phase-oriented… why should trauma therapists care?

On the question of phase-oriented vs non phase-oriented treatment, Internal Family Systems (IFS) expert Frank Anderson is clear. Phase-oriented trauma modalities envision treatment as a linear progression:  1. Safety and Stabilization, 2. Processing Traumatic Memories and finally (hopefully) Reconsolidation and Repair. Non  phase-oriented modalities like IFS strive to work with all parts of the traumatic [...]
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WHY EMDR?

Participants from last year’s EMDR training and our Bessel van der Kolk workshops report that Dr. van der Kolk claims that EMDR is so effective for trauma patients that not having it in your toolkit is akin to malpractice. Dr. van der Kolk is known for his emphatic manner of speaking and while it is […]

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When old traditions become new innovations

How do you help someone in distress? In the world of psychotherapy we continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills to help people change distressing habits of emotion, behavior, thinking, spirit, and feeling. We will never stop asking how to best help others. Sometimes we act as if ideas about helping others were invented by [...]
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Recruiting your own nervous system in therapy

Okay! This is what you’ve been waiting for! You know why the Polyvagal Therapy is important from video 1, you understand how it can be applied to help resolve traumatic triggers in video 2 and in this last video of our Deb Dana series, she describes the process by which your OWN nervous system is […]