Monday, November 18, 2013

Coming Up Next: Emotional Healing Workshop Feb. 21-23 2014

A Center for Relationships



Emotional Healing Workshop
As adults, many of us carry unresolved emotional memories and negative relating skills that we developed in childhood. We might have had a severe trauma or chronic dysfunction in our early years. We could be carrying unresolved memories of a major trauma in adulthood, such as war or another assault on our sense of survival. Or, we may be experiencing the stress of major life changes such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, or an unwanted career change.

Often we recognize ways in which our pain from childhood or adulthood is interfering in present day relationships and activities. Sometimes, we are unaware of how we repeat with others what was learned long ago. Some people shut down emotions altogether, while others act out their emotions in destructive ways. Usually, we blame the other people in our lives for the repetitive pain we are feeling.

No matter where we are, however, the emotion or lack of emotion is ours and only we can stop the repetition. This pain pattern is the leading cause of poor choices and dysfunctional relationships or withdrawal from relating.  The workshop will encourage recognition of repetitive patterns of pain or shutdown, will allow for emotional healing, and will engender cognitive understanding as well as development of new behavioral choices. “Transforming Negative Messages” will be the particular focus of this healing workshop.

The gentle, natural approach to processing emotions will teach you how to resolve stressful feelings and heal underlying issues affecting your life. Learning to release stressful feelings from the present or far past will allow you to make better choices to live a happier, healthier life.  The workshop will include cognitive treatments, structured visualizations and dyad processes. 
In a relaxed, non-confrontational environment that respects your own pace and privacy, you will learn to safely resolve current and repressed feelings, allowing important, healthy, positive changes to occur.  The workshop will be led by Lynn Turner, PhD, LCSW with Elizabeth Anderson, LCSW, ASBP Fellow; Pauliann Long, LCSW; Rick Benson, CCGC; and Marian Horton, MSW. Sign up online.

February 21 - 23, 2014

   Friday 7pm-10:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-1:30 pm
                  $390 New to this workshop                    Register and pay online
  $360 Experienced                          sssssssss
                  Insurance applies                               Next workshop: October TBA

A Center for Relationships

316 Commerce St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Email or Call (703) 549-9554 x 7 for more information

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