Celia Dawson, Psychotherapist & Trainer, The International Focusing Institute (USA)
Dzmitry Karpuk, Trainer & Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, (UKCP & AFT reg)
We have run several courses this year for Working with Dreams and Nightmares (Leeds, Manchester & London). There are many different exposure-based treatments; however we believe that Somatically-Oriented therapies have advantages as we use indirect exposure processing. e.g. specifically avoiding triggering clients so that they are more likely to stay within the therapeutic window of tolerance (Briere and Scott, 2006). Our participants were introduced to a clear protocol for working with nightmare sufferers without triggering flashbacks or extreme emotions. We are very excited to be collaborating with Professor Tom Stoneham of York University, who is researching dreams, so that the effectiveness of our protocol can be tested by those who use it.
We have run specially tailored versions of this course for individual agencies, as well as our usual weekend courses in Leeds. Our last one was held in London at the premises of “Freedom from Torture”. As usual, we worked with a group of dedicated therapists with a wide range of experience and the course was very successful. We are hoping to run further courses from this venue in the future for people who cannot make it to Leeds.
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