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What Remains Intact: Working with Core Self in the Midst of Trauma

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Casa de Luz Village

1701 Toomey Road

Austin, TX 78704

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What Remains Intact: Working with Core Self in the Midst of Trauma

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There is compelling clinical support for the existence of a Core Self that remains undamaged even by severe trauma. Accessing Core Self in session provides an experience of integration and wholeness that counterbalances the dissociation, fragmentation, shame, and terror suffered by trauma survivors. A client’s access to Core Self is associated with resilience, embodiment, mental clarity, and compassion for self and others – all of which help consolidate therapeutic gains and advance healing. Although Core Self exists within each of us, we cannot will or lead ourselves or others into this state. Rather, as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) teaches, it is the transforming power of affect, skillfully processed in the context of a secure therapeutic attachment, that gets us there.

AEDP Austin is delighted to welcome Certified AEDP Therapist Kristina Kyser, who will lead a one-day experiential workshop exploring the steps to and benefits of accessing Core Self during treatment of complex trauma. In addition to lecture, Kristina will feature over two hours of edited clinical video across 18 months of treatment with a single client. Kristina’s presentation will bring focus to the following:

---intra-relational parts work (Internal Family Systems) to invite/deepen affective experience

---the importance of consent and how to request it

---making safe and explicit use of therapist-client attachment

---what Core Self looks, sounds, and feels like in session

---transforming the backlash against positive change

In line with AEDP’s experiential and relational orientation, Kristina will carve out ample space during the video screening for real-time sharing and discussion with an emphasis on eliciting right-brain, body/emotion-focused responses. Whether you are an AEDP newcomer or veteran, this workshop will provide relevant review of AEDP’s centerpiece – a four-state phenomenological model of change – and of AEDP’s hallmark techniques of dyadic affect regulation, healing-oriented emotion processing, and metatherapeutic processing.

Registration* includes a macrobiotic lunch in the Casa de Luz dining room, along with coffee and tea in the morning and afternoon. Registration is limited to 45 participants. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn together and grow the AEDP community in Austin!

*Students, interns, and those primarily serving underprivileged populations are eligible for a reduced registration fee. Limited spots available. THESE REDUCED FEE SPOTS ARE SOLD OUT. If space is still available one week before the event, additional reduced-fee tickets will be released. To be added to a waiting list, contact Dwight Dugan: dwight@duganpsychotherapy.com.

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