Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Thu, Jul 25 - Thu, Jul 25Healing for Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, 3477244684
You're invited! Please join me on July 25 @ 10am MT. Learn more about narcissism at home, the impact it has on children, and how we can heal as adults. I'll be sharing key insights drawn from my personal research into this topic, as well as my own experience growing up with narcissism at home, and how I learned to heal from emotional abuse as an adult. This presentation is part of the 2019 Defining Wellness Confab. Speakers will present online and at no cost! For the complete agenda and speaker list, and to register, go to www.YouDefineWellness.com/dwc2019 Replays will be made available in August. Learn More...

Thu, Jul 25Women's Song Council, 303-422-0956
Sallie Robinson Ward and Celia Bockhoff are very excited to be offering a Women's Song Council this summer. We are both deeply cognizant of the imperative that women's voices be heard and empowered at this time on earth. As a migration of women, we are moving toward new insights and actions that heal despair and embolden personal and global transformation. The Women's Song Council will be held on three Tuesday evenings this summer. Our circles are a way for women to get together in intentional community and share our voices and our visions. In a compassionate and sacred space, we will meet in council, chanting, andintuitive song. We welcome ALL voices, and silence is also welcome. This is a place to honor yourself exactly as you are. Connecting into our truths and inspirations, let's empower ourselves and one another; one voice at a time, and many voices together. Our 2019 Women's Song Council will meet on three Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm : Tuesday June 25 Tuesday July 30, and Tuesday August 27. We will meet at the Community UCC at 2650 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder. We're asking for a $20 contribution each time, but students are free! Learn More...

Sat, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 28Somatic EMDR Tools for Chronic Pain and Illness - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - APA, NBCC, and EMDRIA Credits Hours Available, 1-800-674-3637
This two-day Somatic EMDR Workshop -- taught by Barb Maiberger and Dr. Arielle Schwartz, authors of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment" -- is designed to help EMDR therapists navigate the complexity of working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain or illness. Clients who are in physical and emotional pain may struggle to connect to their bodies and want to escape sensations. This disconnect can make treatment difficult for EMDR therapy to be effective. Research now shows that physical pain can be linked to unresolved PTSD from childhood trauma. Understanding how to work with the underlying trauma, as well as the actual physical sensations with EMDR therapy is essential in working with this population. Our integrative approach helps clients feel more connected to their bodies, increasing their ability to relate to their pain with more compassion and feel at choice with their responses. Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

Sun, Jul 28 - Sun, Jul 281 Day Relationship Workshop for Couples, 3036533097
Did you know that most couples wait 6 years before getting support for their marriage, at which point it is often too late? Relationship maintenance is important part of growing your emotional connection and closeness with your partner. On your second marriage? Do it differently this time! Join us for a day of diving into experiential exercises designed to bring you back to secure attachment, healing and greater love. Often we have therapists who bring their partners so that they can experience and learn together.A past participant said, "We've been married for 51 years, and you've never been together too long to learn new tricks. This is a wonderful venue for that." Early bird special 50% off! Only 197 per couple for the day. Use promo code lovemap 123. Limited to 15 couples. 10am-5pm in Boulder. Contact us for more information. support@transformativeloving.com. www.transformativeloving.com Learn More...

Brain to Brain, Body to Body: The Relational Nature of Shame

Fri, Aug 2 - Sat, Aug 3

Pat Ogden, BPI - 303 494 0393

This workshop explores the early roots of shame, its impact on the body and nervous system and on patterns of emotions, thoughts and beliefs

We will address the various manifestations of shame, and how shame is so often disguised and veiled, sometimes even to our clients themselves. Since the first shameful encounters occur between the infant or young child and attachment figure primarily through non-verbal communication, such as prosody, eye contact, and touch, we will explore the role of these in the therapy hour in terms of healing shame. Foundational principles that create a therapeutic container, or atmosphere, that maximize the possibility of working through shame will be illustrated and operationalized in clinical practice. With an emphasize on the relational nature of shame, special attention will be given to the importance of the therapeutic relationship, including both implicit and explicit communication between therapist and client, to resolve shame. Videotapes will illustrate interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy work with clients. Ten hours of CE credits are available.

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Sat, Aug 3 - Sat, Aug 3Sex & the Cycle: a workshop for your feeling body, 2484624484
Explore your embodied relationship with desire, pleasure, and intimacy through the lens of your menstrual cycle and its energetic rhythms. Our non-touch-based, fully clothed approach uses body-based mindfulness and yoga therapy approaches to enrich your relationship with your natural sexual and energetic cycles. This evening workshop will be co-facilitated by Anna Mayer, MA, R-DMT, sex and relationship specialist, and Cynthia St. Clair, MA, LPC, R-DMT, RYT, women's hormonal cycle specialist. In our time together, you'll get: • An overview of hormonal phases and their common energetic signatures • An explanation of sexual response phases and their relationship to your hormonal cycle • Embodied exploration of each phase, using facilitated movement, visualization, and discussion • Integration of your takeaways and deepened relationship to your sexual and energetic cycle But I don't bleed - is this workshop for me? We welcome anyone who self-identifies as a woman, and/or anyone whose body experiences menstrual cycles. We will be covering information about the menstrual cycle as well as moon and seasonal cycles that are reflected in our inner lives - if you do not have a present menstrual cycle, know that we will be exploring the energetic qualities associated with each hormonal phase, which will be relevant to your life. Register to reserve your space: ​ Contact Anna at anna.o.mayer@gmail.com or 248-462-4484, or Cynthia at cynthia@wildmoontherapy.com or 718-974-6645. Learn More...

Thu, Aug 15 - Thu, Aug 15Boulder Network/Education Event: "Using Group Therapy for Personal Transformation: Working with Family of Origin Issues in Gr" with Betty Cannon, PhD, and Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, 720 2442299
Please note that the date and venue for this Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP) breakfast meeting have changed. We will now meet at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, 1140 Lehigh Street, on Sept 15 from 8 to 10 am. CAP is a great place to network. Bring business cards & flyers. Call us at 303 494 0393 or email us at boulderpsych@gmail.com if you get lost or have questions about how to get to BPI. Betty Cannon, PhD, and Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC will be sharing how to work with family of origin issues in group therapy. Learn how working with transference, countertransference, enactments, and corrective experiences can help to create a milieu for radical change in group therapy. Groups are a great way to build your private practice! But only if you have the training and group skills required to keep them going. Betty Cannon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in Boulder. She is the president of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute (BPI) and founder of Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP). Her book, 'Sartre and Psychoanalysis', is often considered a classic in the field. She co-ordinated the group program in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Program at Naropa University and is a member of the editorial boards of three international journals on existential therapy. Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, is senior trainer at BPI who has also taught group therapy at Naropa University. She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups in Boulder for more than 20 years. She is offering a 60-hour intensive experiential training in AEP Group Therapy at BPI starting September 14. Students report that she is an excellent group leader and an inspiring trainer. Reserve your space at www.coloradopsychotherapists.com. Or call CAP President, Carol O'Dowd, at 720 244 2299 or email her at counselorcommunity@gmail.com if you have questions or need help registering. Learn More...

Thu, Aug 15 - Thu, Sep 26Secrets of Friendship Workshop, 303-915-4122
Secrets of Friendships What makes kids like other kids? Find out: 6 secrets of making & keeping friends! It's not as hard as you think! Students will learn and practice: * 6 most important friendship skills * What makes kids avoid other kids * How to NOT lose your friends About the Classes: These workshops teach kids what does and doesn't work in getting along with others. It includes stories, role play, inquiry, and a workbook to enable continued practice. Class sizes are limited. KIDS: What kind of kids take this class? Extroverted, overly friendly kids, Shy, withdrawn kids, Bossy kids, Lonely, left out kids, High functioning PDD kids, ADHD kids, Kids with Anxiety, Happy, friendly kids looking to upgrade their skill level. Learn More...

Fri, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 18Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - EMDR Training in Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019 - Part 2: November 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 1-800-674-3637
Learn EMDR Therapy to Heal PTSD and Trauma and See Real Change in Your Clients Today! As clients struggle with not making the changes they are longing for in therapy, many therapists become frustrated and feel helpless that they are lacking the skills to help their clients make lasting change and transformation. If therapists only pay attention to what the client is saying, and the client is struggling to make lasting change, then something is missing in the therapeutic process. The solution may be a somatic approach to healing trauma using EMDR therapy. This evidenced based, integrative modality, is a recommended treatment of choice by several international mental health organizations for healing PTSD and trauma. Millions of people around the world have transformed the negative impact experienced from traumatic events into more adaptive ways of living by increasing their confidence, sense of joy and feeling more at peace. Real change is possible! This EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training program is personally taught by Barb Maiberger, the founder and CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute. Barb's proprietary approach has pioneered the further integration of somatic interventions into EMDR therapy. She is the author of "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists", and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Contact us or visit our website to learn more. Learn More...

Sat, Aug 24 - Sat, Aug 24BPI Workshop: Fill Your Private Practice and Keep It Full: A System that Runs on Auto-Pilot with Becky DeGrossa, Founder of CounselingWise, 303 494 0393
A predictable way of getting clients eludes most private practice owners. The yearning to become a successful private practice therapist is often met with the frustration of not being able to attract enough clients. Even when clients do materialize, these bounties are followed by long periods of "new client drought". This turns the excitement of the private practice journey into a doubt-filled trip that feels like it will never end. The good news is that unpredictable client flow is simply due to the lack of a reliable system, and it can be fixed. This workshop will first give you an understanding of how potential clients look for therapists. Once you understand the different paths they take to find help, you will realize how and where you can insert yourself into their journey. In fact, you will see how you can not only appear in front of them, but you can ensure that they feel delighted to have found you -- the perfect therapist for them! The system being taught in this workshop will enable you to make this happen "on repeat" for an array of ideal clients you wish to serve. Once you put this system in place, you'll then be able to simply focus on doing good work, because your ideal clients will appear on an ongoing basis Workshop goes from 1 to 5:15. Cost is $100. Place: Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, 1140 Lehigh St., Boulder, CO 80305. Call us at 303 494 0393 if you have questions. Learn More...

Sat, Sep 7 - Sat, Nov 16Exploring the Depths of Suicidal Ideation Through Images; Living to Tell Your Story, 720-443-1406
An 8-session therapy group designed to talk openly about personal suicidal ideation in hopes to find deeper meaning and alternative responses to suicidal ideation. To join in a supportive community with others who have personal experience living with suicidal ideation. We will create art to express suicidal ideation and tend suicidal images. All in hope to create individual transformation and intentionally dismantle stigma. This is an opportunity to speak about specific methods of suicide to hear below the thoughts into messages and learn new ways to care for yourself. The group begins when we have 6 members. See Self Grounded Therapy's website for other details. Held in Broomfield. Co-Led by Heidi Lindeman LPCC and Crystal Hines LPC. Learn More...

AEP Group Training: Module III

Sat, Sep 14 - Sat, Apr 11 2020

Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

Working with groups is both an art and a science

This workshop combines techniques drawn from Gestalt, existential, psychodynamic, body-oriented and systems approaches to group. Group members observe and experience groups and practice leading the group in a safe learning environment. Group Therapy is a largely untapped resource for private practice building. It is more cost effective for clients and highly effective as a modality for therapy - if you have the training and experience needed to keep groups going. This class is both didactic and experiential. You will learn about the principles of group therapy, watch videos and live demonstrations, do exercises designed to increase your skill level, and get an opportunity to co-lead the group. Space is limited and the workshop is filling up - so please go ahead and register and pay if you'd like us to hold you a space!

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Mon, Sep 23Autumn Equinox 2019 Virtual Seasonal Women's Circle, 970.878.7368
Monday, September 23, 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM MDT As we come together in Circle for the Autumn Equinox, we celebrate the 2nd of 3 harvest festivals... Fall Equinox is a time of inward turning and celebration. In the mythic cycle of the Goddess, the Mother Goddess is completing her activity of creation. This is the time to receive and acknowledge our personal harvests. We give thanks and blessing to the Mother and the earth for the abundance with which we have been nurtured and blessed, and prepare ourselves for the season of winter ahead. All women are warmly invited and welcome to join us. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE. Learn More...

Fri, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 6Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - EMDR Training in Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019 Part 2: January 10, 2020 to January 12, 2020 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 1-800-674-3637
Learn EMDR Therapy to Heal PTSD and Trauma and See Real Change in Your Clients Today! As clients struggle with not making the changes they are longing for in therapy, many therapists become frustrated and feel helpless that they are lacking the skills to help their clients make lasting change and transformation. If therapists only pay attention to what the client is saying, and the client is struggling to make lasting change, then something is missing in the therapeutic process. The solution may be a somatic approach to healing trauma using EMDR therapy. This evidenced based, integrative modality, is a recommended treatment of choice by several international mental health organizations for healing PTSD and trauma. Millions of people around the world have transformed the negative impact experienced from traumatic events into more adaptive ways of living by increasing their confidence, sense of joy and feeling more at peace. Real change is possible! This EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training program is personally taught by Barb Maiberger, the founder and CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute. Barb's proprietary approach has pioneered the further integration of somatic interventions into EMDR therapy. She is the author of "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists", and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Contact us or visit our website to learn more. ----- Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: Octob Learn More...

Sat, Oct 19 - Sun, Oct 20Somatic EMDR Tools for Grief and Loss - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - October 19, 2019 (Saturday) to October 20, 2019 (Sunday), 1-800-674-3637
This Somatic EMDR Workshop -- taught by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC  and Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP -- is designed to help EMDR therapists learn how to work with grief and loss using EMDR therapy. We often hear EMDR therapists say that they can't work with grief because clients are afraid that EMDR therapy will "take away" the grief and the connection to their loved one or meaningful situations. That is impossible! EMDR therapy cannot take a person's grief away. What it does is help people process what is stuck and holding them back and causing tremendous pain. If losses are not processed they can lead to distressing symptoms and dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Through consciously exploring the impact of loss, therapists will deepen their understanding of the complex factors contributing to the grief process. Our integrative approach helps clients move with and through their pain emotionally, physically and spiritually using somatic tools that will help clients feel more alive and present while still honoring the complexity of the loss. - APA, EMDRIA, and NBCC CE credit hours available. - Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

Wed, Nov 6 - Sat, Nov 9Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship-Transform The Way You Work With Couples, 7202896308
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 4 Day Externship In Boulder, November 6-9, 9am-5pm --Learn to assess couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion. --Practice EFT Interventions to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples and to treat attachment related injuries. For more information contact Rachel Weddle: infobceft@gmail.com Learn More...

Thu, Dec 19Winter Solstice 2019 Virtual Seasonal Women's Circle, 970.878.7368
Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM MST Midwinter. Yule. The ancient origin of many well-loved traditions we still celebrate as part of Christmas. Winter Solstice marks the longest night, a time of faith, and the time of the turning of the Wheel of the Year, as we once again anticipate welcoming back the light... Join us as we take time to reflect, acknowledge our gifts and what we have created this year, and release to make room to seed our heart's Desires for the new year to come. All women are warmly invited to join with us. CLICK THE TITLE BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE. Learn More...

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