Putting It All Together: Changing the Valence of Emotional Memory with Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapies – Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW

August 12, 2019 – August 16, 2019 all-day
Cape Cod

Recent research on Memory Reconsolidation, the reorganization of an existing memory, illustrates that memory is not as stable as a mountain, as once believed. It proposes that the valence of a given emotionally laden incident can be reworked (or reconsolidated). Since these emotionally informed learnings circumscribe procedural behavior–especially in the areas of sense of self and attachment–we and our clients can benefit from understanding the underlying principles of memory reconsolidation and the therapies best suited for that process.

Highlighting body-based interventions and the commonalities of seemingly disparate theoretical concepts and therapeutic modalities, this workshop will demonstrate the ways in which a number of mindfulness-based, experiential therapies can work together to shift the valence of emotional memory—whether those memories be trauma- or attachment-based. The workshop will highlight interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. It will also include interventions from ego state work including IFS and Hypnotherapy. The workshop will differentiate between trauma and attachment work, and will give special consideration to working with shame experiences. The week will include video analysis, didactic presentation, and experientials. This course is well suited for clinicians of all levels interested in learning more about integrating somatic interventions into their current practice. Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/lana-epstein:
-> https://www.cape.org/lana-epstein