Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) — since 1989

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Fri, Feb 24 - Sun, Feb 26. Complete Remote EMDR Training Program - February 2023 and June 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - Part 1: February 24, 2023 to February 26, 2023 - Part 2: June 2, 2023 to June 4, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "Virtual EMDR Basic Training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant, and has PERSONALLY conducted over a hundred live EMDR training courses and PERSONALLY trained thousands of therapists in the practice of EMDR therapy. ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sat, Feb 25 - Sat, Feb 25. Existential Dialogue: "Resoluteness" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Todd DuBose, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. One of the ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies that illustrate key existential topics. 25 February “Resoluteness” with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Todd DuBose Resoluteness: “I will be looking at Heidegger’s understanding of resoluteness and differentiating it in relation to other familiar categories in existential discourse, such as agency, choice, decisiveness, authenticity and releasement. I will explore the paradox of how we clear space when we are resolutely involved.” Dr Todd DuBose Learn More...

Sat, Feb 25. Deep Rest Women's Retreat, 970-599-1424
Deep Rest, a day-long retreat at Historic Chautauqua in Boulder, CO, offers dedicated time to help women develop a realistic and practical self-care practice. You will learn about the female relationship with rest, productivity, and self-prioritization. We will explore ways to deal with obstacles like guilt, anxiety, and pleasing which prevent self-care for so many women. Come prepared to participate in large and small group sharing, journaling, connection with like-minded women, and time in nature for self-reflection. A nourishing yoga class and a catered lunch by Chautauqua dining is included. This retreat is ideal for clinicians or other care-taking professionals such as teachers, physical therapists, massage therapists, social workers, nurses and doctors etc. In addition, this retreat is meant for the chronically busy women who are often the last person on their "list." Learn More...

Fri, Mar 3 - Sat, Apr 22. Somatic Sex Therapy Training For Counseling Students & Professionals, 7204431491
Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy Training for Therapists & Counselors *This training has been approved for 20 AASECT CE's! Sexuality is a complex and highly socialized aspect of being a fully social, vibrant, and creative human being. Yet societal messages perpetuate a sense of shame, embarrassment, and misunderstanding about sex/ual/ity. This creates an atmosphere of criticism of self or a partner, rifts in intimate relationship, and missed opportunities to fully enjoy life. This hybrid course offers an integrated, socially-just, and trauma-informed method to support your client's sexual and intimate lives. With the foundation of Sex Therapy with Somatic Psychotherapy and Dance/Movement Therapy, this method traverses the many layers of the self to uncover where the shame and misinformation has created wounds and halted mind-body integration. Over 2 weekends, you will learn how to incorporate somatic sex therapy into your work with clients through presentation of the theory, experientials, group discussion, and practice. Module #1 Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy Foundations + Assessment & Interventions Module #2 Ethical considerations, therapist somatic self-knowing, and supervised practice Module #1: Friday March 3rd & Saturday March 4th Module #2: Friday April 21st & Saturday April 22nd Learn More...

Thu, Mar 9 - Thu, Mar 30. DBT Support and Education Group, 7202199914
We are in a new year; a great time to make some changes and gain additional support. The 4 week group is a hybrid of learning DBT Skills and a support forum. This is a small group that is a proactive and conscious way to enter into the Spring season. A time for change. The group is open to adults, including college students. LGBTQIA friendly; welcome. The small, closed group experience can lead to deeper understanding and healing of Self and others. This is a safe place to learn new skills, make connections with others, and express yourself. Learn More...

Sat, Mar 11 - Sat, Mar 11. Existential Dialogue: "Meaning" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Katerina Zymnis, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies that illustrate key existential topics. 11 March “Meaning” with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Katerina Zymnis I will be addressing the concept of meaning within the realm of the therapeutic encounter. "We will be exploring my client’s Athena sense of meaninglessness and her urgent need to give structure to her chaotic life. Our sessions became an invitation to delve into unknown territories that turned uncertainty into an opportunity to live life at its fullest." Katerina Zymnis Katerina Zymnis Georgalos, PhD, is a founding member, co-director, trainer and supervisor at the Hellenic Association for Existential Psychology, gignesthai. She works as a psychotherapist with individuals, families and groups. She teaches in post graduate programs at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, at The American College of Greece and at the University of Thessalia. Her area of interest in research is the process and outcome of psychotherapy as well as the use of qualitative methods of data analysis. She has contributed with her writing in several books and articles related to existential therapy and psychotherapy process and outcome. Katerina is a European Certified Psychotherapist (ECP), and an active member of HELASYTH (Hellenic Association for Systemic Therapy) and EFTA (European Association for Family Therapy). Learn More...

Tue, Mar 14. Affordable Therapist Facilitated Peer Support Group for Men with CPTSD, 720-770-1782
This therapist facilitated group is structured for men with CPTSD who are already in individual therapy and want or need to form community and gain additional support between sessions. Connecting with others can be a challenge and making connections with peers with similar emotional experiences in a safe and structured setting can be a helpful step forward. The group will be held virtually on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm starting March 7, 2023. I am a long time Boulder area therapist with many years of experience working in agencies and private practice with adults, both individually and in groups. My training includes IFS Level One (I plan to continue to pursue the other levels), ongoing IFS consultation, EMDR, as well as cognitive based models such as CPT and DBT. I also have many years of experience facilitating peer support groups. My area of specialization is working with adults with CPTSD and other trauma based conditions, mainly using the IFS model. I am also accepting individual clients as well. My goal is to establish an affordable ongoing men's support group as well as a women's group in the future. Please contact me or ask your client to contact me to discuss this group further and see if it's a good fit. Learn More...

Thu, Mar 16 - Thu, May 11. Intro to Therapeutic Nature-Based Interventions, 720-507-6247
Do you want to add nature-based interventions to your toolkit for working with others, spend more quality time in relationship with the natural world as you support others’ health and wellness, and feel confident offering therapeutic nature-based experiences in a safe & ethical way? SWTI’s Intro to Therapeutic Nature-Based Interventions course will equip you with essential skills and a theoretical framework for facilitating fundamental nature-based therapies. With more than 30 years of experience, Katie Asmus, founder, will be leading this live online training, which will include didactic presentation, active discussion, and experiential exercises tailored to incorporate your particular access to the natural world wherever you are. You will gain: - A deepening of your own personal relationship with the natural world - An overview of nature-based therapy theory and practice - Introduction to experiential facilitation skills - A variety of nature-based experiential exercises that you can immediately apply in your work with others both indoors and outdoors - Guidance for assessing and creating interventions to match therapeutic goals - Considerations for taking individuals outdoors (ethics, logistics, guidelines) - Clarity and inspiration for your next steps 8 Weeks, March 16, 2023 through May 11, 2023 - Thursdays,: 4pm – 6pm MT | Online Learn More...

Fri, Mar 24 - Sun, Mar 26. Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - March 2023 and July 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - Part 1: March 24, 2023 to March 26, 2023 - Part 2: July 7, 2023 to July 9, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "virtual EMDR basic training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant, and has PERSONALLY conducted over a hundred live EMDR training courses and PERSONALLY trained thousands of therapists in the practice of EMDR therapy. ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Wed, Mar 29 - Thu, Mar 30. Remote EMDR Refresher Course – March 29, 2023 to March 30, 2023 – Central Time Zone - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available, 8006743637
Remote EMDR Refresher Course – March 29, 2023 to March 30, 2023 – Central Time Zone - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- Have you completed an “EMDR basic training” course and still feel lost in integrating EMDR therapy into your practice? Did you get trained in EMDR therapy years ago and have forgotten the basics that support the efficacy of the work? Have you been scared or hesitant to practice the trauma protocol (Phases 3 – 8) out of fear of harming a client? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this live two-day Remote EMDR Refresher course may be just what you are looking for. Even after therapists have completed an EMDR training course, we have seen over the years that many clinicians are still hesitant in integrating EMDR therapy into their practice successfully. Through this Remote EMDR Refresher course, you will find ways to overcome many of the doubts and fears that may be blocking you from embracing the powerful somatic process that can free your clients from the devastating effects of unresolved trauma by purposefully focusing on the trauma protocol (Phases 3 – 8). This Remote EMDR Refresher Course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Fri, Apr 14 - Sun, Apr 16. Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: April 14, 2023 to April 16, 2023 - Part 2: August 4, 2023 to August 6, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: April 14, 2023 to April 16, 2023 - Part 2: August 4, 2023 to August 6, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "virtual EMDR basic training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant, and has PERSONALLY conducted over a hundred live EMDR training courses and PERSONALLY trained thousands of mental health clinicians in the practice of EMDR therapy. ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sat, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 15. Existential Dialogue: "Responsibility" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Ken Bradford, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies that illustrate key existential topics. 15 April “Responsibility" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Ken Bradford Responsibility. “In therapy and spiritual practice, the question of responsibility is central to any quest for authenticity. In the vignette here presented, I was challenged to respond – to be responsible – to a client’s demand for validating a traumatic memory, I could neither honestly confirm nor disconfirm. In the face of my client’s agony, rage and desperate need for validation, I felt pulled toward validating her memory; both as a measure of reassurance for her and to avoid being a (transferential) target of her outrage. This presented me with the choice of reacting – out of my desire to support her and fear of her rage – or responding: relating to her unconditioned by desire or fear, but honestly out of my own vulnerable openness and attunedness. The response-ability I was able to exercise with her was informed by my understanding of authentic presence: a being grounded in relational openness. Dwelling in genuine openness catalyzes the ability to respond from luminating, unconditional awareness. ” Dr Ken Bradford Learn More...

Fri, May 19 - Sun, May 21. Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: May 19, 2023 to May 21, 2023 - Part 2: September 8, 2023 to September 10, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: May 19, 2023 to May 21, 2023 - Part 2: September 8, 2023 to September 10, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "virtual EMDR basic training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant that has PERSONALLY conducted over a hundred live EMDR training courses and PERSONALLY trained thousands of mental health clinicians in the practice of EMDR therapy. ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sat, May 20 - Sat, May 20. Existential Dialogue: "Embodiment" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Greg Madison, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. One of ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies that illustrate key existential topics. 20 May “Embodiment" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Greg Madison Embodiment. “Existential Psychotherapy, any therapy, all of us, so readily fall back into conceptual forms of thinking and understanding. We can get lost in theory, philosophy, and ideologies without checking to see which of these actually resonate with our felt experience of living. If we place our existence first, then words and concepts become the epi-phenomena and our bodily feelings become the guide to understanding which descriptions work and in exactly what way. We find that the body is not an enclosed subjectivity but the location of a whole system of interactions stretching far beyond the ‘individual’ as usually conceived. If we take embodiment as core to our practice, then we all become philosophers and poets in a very concrete way.” Dr Greg Madison Learn More...

Thu, Jun 8 - Sun, Jun 11. Inner Quest Women's* Retreat, 720-507-6247
Join a small group of women for an inspiring and illuminating 4-day, 3-night wilderness retreat in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado. Connect with the land, your inner wisdom, current life circumstances, and future intentions within an intentionally held and supportive environment. Led by guides Katie Asmus and Lisa Kennemur, you will have the opportunity to honor the journey of your life, including what you are currently letting go of, stepping into, calling forth, or celebrating. Learn More...

Wed, Jun 14 - Sun, Jun 18. Collaborations with the Natural World, 720-507-6247
Collaborations with the Natural World is an experiential immersion into therapeutic relationship with nature. This training will inspire, deepen, and transform your relationship to yourself, your work, and ultimately to the natural world! Through a combination of your own explorations in nature, along with didactic presentation, discussion, and the weaving of practical application, you will leave with practical tools, exercises, and interventions that you can immediately put to use with clients. Learn More...

Fri, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 25. Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - June 23, 2023 to June 25, 2023 - Part 2: October 6, 2023 to October 8, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - Central Time Zone (Kansas Time), 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: June 23-25, 2023 - Part 2: October 6-8, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - Central Time Zone (Kansas Time) - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "virtual EMDR basic training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course will be taught by Dr. Susan Dutcher, a Maiberger Institute Certified EMDR Trainer for the Maiberger Institute's Remote EMDR Training course, and Remote EMDR Refresher course. Dr. Dutcher specializes in working with trauma from a somatic approach and brings this wisdom to her teaching and consulting in EMDR therapy. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sat, Jun 24 - Sat, Jun 24. Existential Dialogue: "Sexuality" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Niki D, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies that illustrate key existential topics. 24 June “Sexuality" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Niki D Sexuality. “Sexuality can awaken us to our interrelated being. A way of knowing ourselves through someone else” (Smith-Pickard) “Our unique or ontic expressions of ‘being sexual’ reveal aspects of ourselves and the way in which we respond to the ontological givens of relatedness, embodiment and uncertainty. The term existential sexuality describes sexuality from an embodied, relational experience, where the intersubjective nature of sexuality is emphasised, rather than reducing sexuality to drives, physiology or cultural norms. OPEN & POLYAMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS “We judge what we don’t understand” (unknown source) The co-creation of a unique, open relationship can be a wonderfully empowering and uniting experience for couples who have been a closed dyad. It can also be intense, exhausting, confusing and distressing. In this discussion, I want to hone in on the specific factors and challenges that may present when one partner is requesting a move to an open or polyamorous relationship and the other is reluctant. Examining different views and assumptions about relationship styles can feel like walking a tightrope, especially when a client’s unreflected mononormative bias is in the room. Learn More...

Sat, Jul 8 - Sat, Jul 8. Existential Dialogue: "Play" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Betty Cannon, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies illustrating key existential topics. 8 July “Play" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Betty Cannon “Play and an attitude toward life that I call the ‘spirit of play’ lie at the heart of my approach to therapy, which is deeply and specifically grounded in the philosophy of Sartre. As Sartre describes it, play is the ‘least possessive attitude’ — an activity that ‘strips the real of its reality and thereby allows us to take ourselves less seriously. It is deeply and intimately connected with our freedom. My favourite psychoanalyst, D. W. Winnicott, who was also a paediatrician, described the process of psychotherapy itself as ‘two people playing together’ — or, where one of them is unable to play, learning to play together. I agree. I view psychotherapy as a very particular form of play that invites the client (and perhaps also the therapist) to move away from what Sartre calls the ‘spirit of seriousness’ in the direction of the ‘spirit of play’. As I see it, it would be great if the whole field of psychotherapy could become more ‘playful’ and less ‘serious’ than it sometimes appears to be. In the vignette I will be discussing with Ernesto, my client is a very ‘serious’ but nice fellow who has forgotten how to play. As we eventually discovered, he had very good reasons for forgetting, going back to his earliest child Learn More...

Fri, Jul 21 - Sun, Jul 23. Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - Part 1: July 21, 2023 to July 23, 2023 - Part 2: November 3, 2023 to November 5, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - Central Time Zone (Kansas Time), 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Course - art 1: July 21-23, 2023 - Part 2: November 3-5, 2023 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - Central Time Zone (Kansas Time) - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- EMDR Therapy is an integrative, evidence-based, client-centric, psychotherapeutic modality for working with PTSD and trauma. This live "virtual EMDR basic training" course will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include real-time lectures, live demonstrations, practica, virtual breakout groups, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This Remote EMDR Training course will be taught by Dr. Susan Dutcher, a Maiberger Institute Certified EMDR Trainer for the Maiberger Institute's Remote EMDR Training course, and Remote EMDR Refresher course. Dr. Dutcher specializes in working with trauma from a somatic approach and brings this wisdom to her teaching and consulting in EMDR therapy. This Remote EMDR Training course was created by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "Remote Together: A Therapist's Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice," "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." ----- VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sat, Jul 22 - Wed, Jul 26. Uncovering Genius, 720-507-6247
Uncovering Genius: Harnessing Your Inner Wisdom Through Nature-Based Parts Work A 5-day experiential training for therapists and helping professionals Join us for this 5-day, highly experiential, deep dive into Parts Work theory and practice within the setting and support of the natural world. This training is influenced by psychological models and modalities that acknowledge the complexity of our humanness and the brilliance of our inner capacity for wholeness and healing. You will leave with a solid understanding of the function of our inner parts, a roadmap to uncover and work with clients from this paradigm, and a deep awe of the way in which doing this work in the natural world can greatly enhance your work with clients. Learn More...

Mon, Aug 7 - Sun, Aug 13. SoulFire Wilderness Quest, 720-507-6247
SoulFire Wilderness Quest: Step away from your routine to connect more deeply with your inner compass Join a small group of women for a soul-expanding 7-day wilderness quest on private land in the foothills near Boulder, CO. Facilitators Katie Asmus and Sommerville Johnston will guide you as you take a pause from life to listen deeply to your inner voice and to the wisdom and guidance of the natural world. This quest includes a 3-day/3-night solo time on the land, followed by an opportunity to harvest insights from your solo time with the support of community. *We acknowledge the complex history of identity expressions, reclamation, and inclusion through language. Our intention is to create a container that recognizes the broad scope of womanhood. We welcome women (cis and trans), femmes and genderqueer people. As facilitators, we are actively invested in our own learning and skill development around gender diversity and trans inclusion, and welcome any questions or requests from interested applicants. Learn More...

Sat, Aug 19 - Wed, Aug 23. Connecting with Ground, 720-507-6247
Connecting with Ground:Nature-Based Interventions for Trauma and Regulation A 5-day experiential training for therapists, coaches, educators, and healers In this nature-based experiential intensive we will focus on the basic theoretical underpinnings of trauma, attachment, and nervous system regulation, as well as explore a wide range of mindfulness-based nature interventions for managing stress and trauma symptoms that may arise within counseling and educational programming. Learn More...

Wed, Oct 4 - Sun, Jun 30 2024. Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training, 720-507-6247
Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training: 9-Month Training for Therapists & Helping Professionals Led by Katie Asmus, our 9-month long live, online training will powerfully impact your healing practice and your clients. This embodied training will provide you with personalized support in deepening your understanding of the neurophysiology of trauma, and give you effective somatic and soul-based therapy tools and interventions for working with trauma, attachment, and nervous system regulation. Learn More...

Wed, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 22. Honoring Change, 720-507-6247
Honoring Change:Ceremony, Ritual, and Rites of Passage as Tools for Transformation A 5-day training for therapists and helping professionals Come gather on the land in community to explore your own relationship with Ceremony, Ritual and Rites of Passage as a starting point for facilitating others in these practices. Whether or not a particular change is chosen or thrust upon us, transition affords opportunities to reevaluate our beliefs and values, to let go of old ways of being, to discover our strengths and capacities, and to step more consciously into our lives. Learn More...

Sat, Oct 28 - Sat, Oct 28. Existential Dialogue: "Identity" Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Yaqui Martinez, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies illustrating key existential topics. 28 October “Identity" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Yaqui Martinez “Our culture has built an idol: personal identity. From an early age we are taught (in subtle ways) to build a sense of ourselves that is stable, that shows continuity with the past, and that ensures permanence in the future. However, existence is a changing and mobile flux that constantly challenges us and demands to renew our sense of identity. What or who are we really? Can we find a way to define ourselves that can remain stable in the face of the constant changes of existence? What elements do we have to define ourselves? What does it mean to be identical with ourselves? Perhaps we need to rethink Sartre’s comment: “They say we are made of clay and mud; but rather we are made of wind” Dr Yaqui Martinez Learn More...

Sat, Nov 11 - Sat, Nov 11. Existential Dialogue: "Dreams" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Prof Robert Romanyshyn, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies illustrating key existential topics. 11 November “Dreams" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Robert Romanyshyn “My approach to dreams is an imaginal one, which draws not only on the traditions of existential phenomenology and depth psychology but also on my work over the years with theatre folk. In these contexts, I regard the dream as a play performed in the night theatre of soul, staged in the far county of a different world. As such, I begin not with interpretations of what a dream might mean. Instead, I begin with the dream as a display of the possibility of possibility, and, as such, emphasise that the mood of the dream is not indicative but subjunctive, which is the sense that Freud had in describing a dream in terms of the wish, but which his method of interpretation ignored. Then, through a series of procedures developed over the years, I invite the dreamer to rehearse or try on the different characters presented in the dream by embodying and enacting them within its setting. Who does one become and how does one act in a different country? Using this approach as the first step in which the dream is making sense of the dreamer, the second step of making sense of the dream via interpretations can be taken.” Prof Robert Romanyshyn Learn More...

Sat, Dec 2 - Sat, Dec 2. Existential Dialogue: "Spirituality" Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Bárbara Godoy, +44 (0) 207 289
Existential Dialogues: The therapist in the mirror. Ten live dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and International Existential Therapists based on case studies illustrating key existential topics. 2 December “Dreams" with Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Barbara Godoy “What is spirituality? Nietzsche says that with the emergence of monotheism, our imagination about opening our possibilities of being is inhibited. I had a funny conversation with a colleague from one of the CPD groups, who was upset about a certain client challenging binary gender identification. Perhaps the current emphasis on diversity is an opportunity to mobilise a different relation to spirituality. In this dialogue, I will share my reflections about the encounter with this colleague to explore my own assumptions about the tyranny of monotheism and my own perceptions about the importance of the ‘Panthe’ and the ‘Poly’ dimensions of Being. Can Spinoza’s god be a point of reference on the issue of spirituality for existential therapists? Should we consider studies of pre-monotheist traditions a valid subject or a possible foundation in existential training?” Barbara Godoy Learn More...

Sat, Mar 8 2025 - Sat, Dec 6 2025

Coaching in a New Key: An Applied Existential Approach

Sat, Mar 8 2025 - Sat, Dec 6 2025

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

This class offers a thorough 60-hour certification training in Applied Existential Coaching. At the request of students who took our first class in 2022, we have added much more experiential work and breakout practice so that you leave with a thorough grounding in basic principles and interventions. If you have found that you like working online and would like to add coaching to your repertoire, this may be the class for you. Unlike therapy, which is limited by state laws, coaching can be done across state lines or actually anywhere in the world. But it is important to know the difference and to have training in coaching if you are going to do this legally and ethically. The training we are offering is an in-depth approach to existential coaching. We will talk about principles and techniques, demonstrate them, show examples from videotapes, introduce experiential exercises, and ask you to practice the approach with other students. The workshop offers a thorough grounding in theory and fundamental interventions along with a taste of what existential relational and group coaching look like. Both coaches and therapists are welcome. Participants completing the training will receive a 60-hour Certificate of Study in Applied Existential Coaching.

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