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As long as people are unable to integrate the memories of the trauma, fragments of the experience keep returning as intense emotions, images, body sensations and irrelevant behaviors.– Pierre Janet (1889)

INSPIRED THERAPY’S MISSION:
To serve psychotherapists & their clients by offering innovative, advanced clinical trainings focused on healing trauma’s wounds while fostering the growth of a vibrant professional community.
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The Miracle of Mindfulness – The Miracle of EMDR. Explore the similarities and differences between EMDR Therapy and the practice of mindfulness meditation with Vipassana practitioner and EMDR trainer and practitioner, George Abbott. EMDR and mindfulness practice are intended to eliminate human suffering. While EMDR therapy seeks to relieve extraordinary suffering, mindfulness practice seeks to relieve everyday, mundane suffering. These practices complement each other in the goal of relieving all human suffering. The workshop will explore how these practices can help promote the development of higher waves of human consciousness. Participants will be invited to consider client profiles suggesting referral for EMDR therapy, mindfulness training, or both. Finally, the benefits of mindfulness training for the life and work of a therapist will be discussed.

3 EMDRIA Credits, 3 CEUS

Live Webinar via Zoom Video Sat. Oct. 17 2020 10am – 1pm EST $75
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GEORGE ABBOTT PhD


Integrating the MID into Clinical Practice. When more complex forms of dissociation are part of the client’s experience, EMDR therapists have often found themselves ‘hitting the wall’ – either there is no treatment progress, or they encounter unexplained abreactions or even destabilize their clients following EMDR sessions. We have come to understand that even complex PTSD involves dissociation, and dissociation demands new ways of working to help clients achieve adaptive resolution of their trauma. While many advanced workshops offer excellent guidance, including my own, understanding your clients’ dissociative symptoms is critical. The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) is a superb tool for developing a much more useful case conceptualization to guide healing work. 6 EMDRIA Credits, 6 CEUS

Live Webinar via Zoom Video Fri. Oct. 30, 2020 @ 9-4:30 EST $120

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MICHAEL COY, LICSW


Dr. Gelinas is an accredited EMDR-HAP Trainer and Psychologist from Northampton, MA., who has extensive experience teaching and practicing in the area of the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma. She is the author of The Persisting Negative Effects of Incest, a classic in the field and the first published article to recognize and describe that survivors of child sexual abuse may suffer from PTSD, until then largely considered as a condition limited to combat veterans and survivors of natural disasters. Dr. Genlinas has presented at over 200 conferences and offered over 20 courses on how to treat the effects of trauma, especially repeated traumatization. She will present on working with dissociative disorders through the integration of EMDR and the Theory of Structural Dissociation.

Jan. Live Webinar via Zoom Video Fri. 29, 2021 @ 9-4:30 EST

DENISE GELINAS PhD


Dr. Mosquera is an accredited EMDR Europe Trainer and Psychologist from A Coruña, Spain, will be training on how to integrate EMDR The Progressive Approach, a comprehensive model of EMDR Therapy for working with clients with Complex Trauma & Dissociative Disorders. After many early cautions about the potential dangers of using EMDR with individuals suffering from dissociative disorders, limited proposals have been offered for adapting EMDR procedures to this specific population. Based on these early cautions, EMDR is still considered by many clinicians as offering interventions that are limited to the treatment of traumatic memories in high functioning dissociative clients and only after a long preparation phase that depends on other treatment modalities. 

approximate date: Mar. 5, 2021 at Southern CT State University in New Haven, CT. Please check back to confirm details with regards to changes due to COVID-19.

DOLORES MOSQUERA PhD


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Working with Attachment – The Search for Security and The Sense of Self. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive approach for the identification and treatment of attachment-related issues. Through lecture, video and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively clients, including: case conceptualization: identifying the attachment designations, dyadic regulation methods for stabilization, orientation of parts to the present, and target selection.  Participants will also learn how to apply attachment-oriented decision-making skills for processing traumatic material. 6 CEUs.

April 14, 2021. Live online training, the CT Womens consortium 9-4pm.

The EMDR Mixed Bag – A psychotherapist since 1981, Robin is a has expertise in EMDR, ego state, somatic, relational, attachment-focused, and many other therapies. She is adept at combining the best of diverse therapy modalities and instructing how to use them, clearly, and joyfully, to practitioners. Integrate EMDR to treat anxiety, trauma-based, attachment-based depression, utilize EMDR with Couples and with Trauma-Related Sexual Issues. Learn applications of the Two-Handed Interweave. Spring 2020.

ROBIN SHAPIRO LICSW


The Magic, The Science and the Promise of EMDR This exciting seminar explores the conceptualization and the humanitarian projects that have begun to give answers to these questions, told from the standpoint of Dr. Tinker, a pioneer researcher and clinician who contributed significantly to the field as EMDR approaches were developing. He examines new areas of research, brain imaging, and areas of interest that are emerging. This presentation pushes you to look at the bigger picture of EMDR that goes beyond matters of technique and integration, and asks you to consider the greater possibilities of the future of EMDR. Fall 2019

ROBERT TINKER PhD


Tactical Integration in the Conference Room: A Safe and Efficient Path to Healing Dissociation with EMDR Dr. Abbott presents an integrated set of concepts and solutions will be presented toward a safe and efficient use of EMDR procedures for people suffering from a dissociative disorder. Participants will learn and explore a tactical integrationist approach combined with George Fraser’s “conference room” procedure and selected concepts from the theory of the structural dissociation of the personality. Fall 2018

GEORGE ABBOTT PhD


Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. Dr. Mosquera outlines a comprehensive approach is needed with the most complex cases where internal conflict can lead to harmful behaviors for the self and others. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict in these clients, including traumatic experiences will be illustrated through video examples. Winter 2017

DOLORES MOSQUERA PhD


The Foundations of the Diagnosis& Treatment of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders – Dissociation is not the only kind of integrative failure in traumatized clients. She has had several book chapters published on EMDR, EMDR and IFS, IFS and Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing the optimal space for healing has resulted in her becoming an EMDR HAP Facilitator, a certified consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is the past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and served on various committees and the Board of the international Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.In this workshop, Joanne Twombly, an authority in the field of working with dissociative disorders, EMDR and IFS, focuses on essential assessment of the subtle clinical differences among many kinds of integrative failures in sense of self and emotion regulation in clients with Borderline and other Personality Disorders, Complex PTSD, and various Dissociative Disorders. Although there are many similarities, these diagnostic groups can be distinguished to a large degree by the severity and clusters of dissociative symptoms. Spring 2017

JOANNE TWOMBLY LICSW


An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy Mr. Lobenstine is trained in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Energy Psychology, Ego State Therapy and Hypnosis all which facilitate his healing work. He is also equally passionate about teaching other clinicians so that they also can work ever more successfully to resolve the traumas and life challenges their clients have experienced. Participants of this workshop will gain fundamental knowledge and essential clinical skill in utilizing Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory. He offers guidance to help therapists understand when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. The application of these concepts foster more successful work with clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. Members gain an understanding of and practice applying these two core approaches to Ego State work, as well as learn to implement powerful safety procedures. Three workshops 2014-2016

FARNSWORTH LOBENSTINE LICSW


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