Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Sat, Jul 8 - Sat, Mar 24 2018Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP): Module I Individual Therapy, Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393
AEP is an experiential therapy that interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt therapy and other experiential approaches. Many psychoanalytic approaches ignore the body, while many experiential approaches fail to take into account defenses, transference and countertransference issues. AEP takes into account the full spectrum of human experience - body, meaning, emotion, the impact of the past, and the choices that need to be made to create a different future. Module I offers intensive experiential training in AEP individual therapy. Learn More. Sign Up.

Thu, Oct 19 - Thu, Oct 19CB Intrinsic Chronic Pain Control Techniques, 970.372.2713
Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality. October 19, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Boulder Egg & I, 2574 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80305 Learn the Intrinsic Touch Technique Vicki Ellis teaches others how to train their nervous system to Control Chronic Pain. Although Vicki has suffered from chronic pain most of her life, she appreciates it because the pain pushed her until she discovered science-based Intrinsic Touch, plus mindfulness-based techniques to stop her pain. When she teaches her techniques to others, the vast majority are able to control their pain, too. Vicki studied neurobiology to earn her Biomedical Science/Anatomy Master's degree from Colorado State University (2001). She applied her training to review about 100 current, peer reviewed, neuroscience research articles regarding how the nervous system processes pain. Her techniques for stopping pain are in line with the research. Sharing that information helps others know these techniques are valid. Vicki's book Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality describes bottom-up (from the source of pain to the brain) and top-down (from the brain to the source of pain) techniques for nearly everyone to control their own pain. It also provides reader-friendly, scientific explanations for how these techniques work, citing dozens of research articles. Through her book, readers learn how and why their nervous system is easily taught to control chronic pain to the point of stopping it for significant periods of time. Learn More...

Thu, Oct 19CAP Meeting on 10/19 at The Egg & I, Boulder, 8:30-10:00 am - Vicki Ellis on "Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality", 970-372-2713
CAP Meeting on 10/19 at The Egg & I, Boulder, 8:30-10:00 am - Vicki Ellis on "Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality" The Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP) is having its monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday, October 19, at The Egg & I, 2574 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80305, from 8:30 to 10 am. Come join us, network with other therapists, and hear this excellent talk on "Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality" by Vicki Ellis, who is an expert on pain control. Also, learn how you can help CAP help safeguard registered psychotherapy in Colorado. Vicki Ellis teaches others how to train their nervous systems to Control Chronic Pain. Although Vicki has suffered from chronic pain most of her life, she appreciates it because the pain pushed her until she discovered science-based Intrinsic Touch, plus mindfulness-based techniques to stop her pain. When she teaches her techniques to others, the vast majority are able to control their pain, too. Vicki studied neurobiology to earn her Biomedical Science/Anatomy Master's degree from Colorado State University (2001). She applied her training to review about 100 current, peer reviewed, neuroscience research articles regarding how the nervous system processes pain. Her techniques for stopping pain are in line with the research. Sharing that information helps others know these techniques are valid. Vicki's book "Chronic Pain Control: Altering Reality" describes bottom-up (from the source of pain to the brain) and top-down (from the brain to the source of pain) techniques for nearly everyone to control their own pain. Come learn with her! Link: http://www.coloradopsychotherapists.com Phone Number: 970-372-2713 Learn More...

Thu, Oct 26 - Thu, Nov 16Many Faces of Greif, 303 447 8443
People in bereavement often put up a brave front, or pretend that they are fine when they're not. You might say they are actually putting on a grief mask to hide their true feelings from the outside world. Creating a grief mask is a creative tool that can help a grieving person express their true feelings or deep emotions. The making of a grief mask is powerful. As you create the facial form, you can begin to unmask your soul. As the holiday season approaches this is a pivotal time to create sacred space to express your grief in a safe container allowing you to be more present for the holidays. Four Thursday Evenings from October 26 through November 16 7-9 pm $145 Space is limited, RSVP ASAP: Debi@interactivebrain.org or Laura at 303-517 5471 First Thursday Evening: grief sharing, sacred journey. Second: mask forming over faces Third: decorating masks Fourth: Ritual of speaking through the many masks of grief Debi Elliott, LPC, BCB, BCN, is a brain and breathing psychotherapist, specializing in grief counseling. She's a licensed practitioner since 1994. Through her Boulder psychotherapy practice, Interactive Brain Analysis, she provides consultation, supervision, clinical services, and professional training. Laura Cummings, PTA, Master's, Cert. OT. She's a Qualified Fletcher Pilates practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Energy Healer, and Holistic Health Counselor. Laura talks from personal experience: she lost one of her twin daughters in a car accident. Learn More...

Sat, Oct 28 - Sat, Oct 28Meditation Daylong - Aging: Inconvenient Truth or Spiritual Blessing?, 3034760726
Insight Meditation Retreat With Peter Williams. If you plan to attend, please email . Our youth worshipping culture sees aging as nothing more than decline. But the meditative path is such a radical alternative to this depressing view that it actually sees aging as a blessing. Through meditation we see that getting older is a benevolent warning of our mortality and a catalyst to actualize our deepest priorities. Qualities such as wisdom, compassion, and letting go need many years to mature and tend to come with increasing wrinkles, grey hair, and visits to the doctor. Our meditative ability to be present is one of the few skills that improves with age and this is the very quality we need to age gracefully. Participants will learn the meditative tools to make this all a personal reality. This retreat is open to both beginning and experienced meditators. The retreat will be held in silence, and will include sitting and walking meditation, instruction, and dharma talks. Suggested donation $70. 8:45 am - 5:30 pm, Columbine Unity Church, 8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder. Peter Williams has practiced Buddhist meditation for 24 years and has taught since 2003. He has competed the Community Dharma Leader training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Peter teaches retreats in the Rocky Mountain West and leads weekly meditation groups in Boulder, CO. Learn More...

Sat, Nov 4 - Sun, Nov 5Awaken Your Voice: A Weekend Workshop, 303.653.8517
For Whom?: Psychotherapists, Healers and Body-workers, who want to embody and express their authentic voice. The Call: To embrace our truest selves, we must go 'out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing' (Rumi). We must go beyond our conditioning. We must go beyond the stories we carry about our voices. Let's come together in a safe and non-judgmental space, to explore, expand and celebrate our own unique voices. Let's awaken from self-consciousness and move into sound consciousness. Let's learn to follow and trust our own creative impulses and learn to be gentle and bring humor to our edges. Do you long to...? Build confidence in your deepest self and connect to your authentic voice through spontaneous sound Let go of needing to be a good singer and trust the natural voice that pours from your mouth Feel more empowered in your voice and able to speak your truth in relationships Build Awareness and unblock the Chakras through toning practices Broaden your expressive range and integrate more aspects of yourself into your voice. Be playful and lift yourself up through group sound, improvisation and song Have new tools to calm and ground your nervous system when under stress We will explore our voices with practices from Voice Movement Therapy (Paul Newham) and The Naked Voice (Chloe Goodchild), using journaling and group sharing to integrate our experience. What you can expect: Breath-work Spontaneous Sound and Movement Practices to Open and Free Your Vo Learn More...

Mon, Nov 6 - Wed, Jan 31 2018"Losing Weight Without Feeling Deprived" - An 8-session group, 303 819-2099
This workshop is about losing weight, and it's also about feeling better and being able to stop spending so much attention on dieting, weight, and worrying about appearance. With humor and compassion, we will use writing and discussion to identify and begin to finally get free from the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have fueled our past overeating. You will learn..... A style of eating that will allow you to lose weight, manage blood sugar, and not feel ripped off. You will learn how to eat like a thin person who doesn't have issues with food. How to identify other places of "hunger" in your life and how to get unstuck with pursuing what you long for. How to be comfortable saying "no" to people, situations, and behaviors that don't work for you. How to work with the compulsive thoughts that drive us to overeat. A way to deal with difficult emotions that will allow you to not reach for extra food. Where: 2595 Vassar Drive in southwest Boulder, CO When: Mondays or Wednesdays Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Monday dates: November 6, 13, 27, December 4 and 11, and January 8, 22, and 29 Wednesday dates: November 8, 15, 29, December 6 and 13, and January 10, 24, and 31 Questions or to register - Contact by phone or text: Judy O'Neill (303) 819-2099 Or email judy@wellnesscoachcolorado.com Cost: $300 for the 8 weeks. A sliding scale is also available. Learn More...

Tue, Nov 14 - Tue, Jan 16 2018Support Group: Overcoming Depression Naturally, 720-217-6450
This group is the perfect holiday season support for busy women looking to augment their natural healing journey during these highly stressful months. This group is ideal for anyone with current or a history of depression, who might be ~ Desiring to prevent a relapse into depression ~Struggling with current depressed mood. ~Coping with seasonal affective depression ~Navigating stress and isolation during the holidays. The group has a natural focus including ~ Nutrition and dietary interventions ~ Lifestyle habits: Sleep, movement, socializing ~ Meditation and relaxation practices ~Saying no to others and yes to yourself Learn More...

Wed, Feb 14 2018 - Sun, Feb 18 2018American Psychoanalytic Association's 2018 National Meeting, 212-752-0450
Join us for APsaA's 2018 National Meeting! Featuring more than 150 clinical and research sessions, this is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic scientific program and to engage with colleagues nationally and worldwide. Earn up to 43.5 continuing education credits, including those that satisfy the requirements for risk management, medical ethics, and cultural competency. Beginning October 24th, visit www.apsa.org to download the complete program and reserve your hotel room. Pre-registration begins on November 7th and runs through January 9th. Questions? Please be in touch with Rosemary Johnson at MeetAdmin@apsa.org or (212) 752-0450 x 28. Learn More...

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