Module 1: Presence, Safety, Attunement

Outline:

  • Origin of Compassionate Inquiry
  • The Simplistic View
  • The Purpose of Therapy
  • Our Minds Create the World
  • Three Levels of Knowledge
  • Safety, Social Engagement and Learning
  • Interpersonal Neuro-Biology
  • The Power of the Group
  • Who Are You as a Therapist?
  • Cultivate Presence
  • Attunement Is the Key
  • The Approach of Compassionate Inquiry
  • Compassionate Inquiry Stepping Stones

 

Module 2: Triggers, Pain, Shame

Outline:

  • Triggers and Emotional Pain
  • Acceptance of Anger and Pain
  • How to Handle Emotions
  • Feelings vs Perceptions
  • Be In Relationship to Feelings
  • Understand Shame
  • Create Space to Feel
  • Find the Original Event
  • Who Did You Talk To?
  • Enhance Self-Awareness

 

Module 3: Trauma, Disconnection, Constriction

Outline:

  • Ego and Essence
  • What is Trauma?
  • Trauma as Disconnection
  • From States to Traits
  • The Patriarchal Culture
  • Trauma and Eating Disorders
  • Socio-Cultural Trauma
  • Trauma and Psychosis
  • Epigenetics and Trauma
  • PTSD
  • False Memory Syndrome
  • Perpetrators Know Who Is Vulnerable
  • Set, Setting and Substances
  • Trust Your Gut Feelings
  • Voice, Verbal Language and Speech Patterns
  • Reading Body Language and Breathing Patterns
  • Recognize Defence Mechanisms
  • The Power of Validation

 

Module 4: Attachment, Adaptation, Addiction

Outline:

  • The Happy Childhood Challenge
  • The Many Parts of Us
  • Recognize Who Is Speaking
  • The Roots of Addiction
  • Parental Guilt
  • The Genetic Link to Addiction
  • Attachment vs Authenticity
  • The Adaptive Purpose of a Behaviour
  • Coping Mechanisms as Wounds to the Self
  • Helping from the Wound vs. Helping Authentically
  • The Importance of Curiosity
  • The Therapist as a Mirror

 

Module 5: Children, Family, Responsibility

Outline:

  • Working with Children
  • Involve the Family
  • Put the Child’s Needs First
  • Adopted Children
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Childhood Play
  • See Your Children for Who they Are
  • ADHD as a Coping Mechanism
  • Healing is Within Everybody
  • The Limitations of Diagnoses
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • You Are Responsible for the Way You Are Now
  • Living in Separate Worlds
  • Self-Disclosure and Inclusiveness
  • Interrupting the Client’s Story
  • Confidence in a Therapist

 

Module 6: Memory, Stories, Beliefs

Outline:

  • Memory
  • Explicit Memory
  • Implicit Memory
  • Preverbal Memory
  • Somatic Memory
  • The Body Knows All
  • Unconscious Beliefs and their Origin
  • Is It True?
  • Shift Your Perspective
  • The Use of Teaching Stories
  • The Lesson In Judgement
  • Soften Into Acceptance

 

Module 7: Will, Compassion, Forgiveness

Outline:

  • Diagnoses
  • Will and Counterwill
  • Working with the Super-Ego
  • The Five Levels of Compassion
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • The Two-Way Valve
  • Self-Compassion and Self-Care
  • Who Is there to Forgive?
  • It’s Not About Them
  • How Are You Showing Up?
  • Responsibility and Action

 

Module 8: Relationship, Possibility, Change

Outline:

  • The Behavioural Approach to Therapy
  • The Relational Approach to Therapy
  • Be In Relationship with the Client’s True Self
  • How to Work with Clients Who Don’t Want to Feel
  • Willingness to Do the Work
  • Working with Couples
  • The Client-Therapist Relationship Is Like a Marriage
  • Inquiry and Validation
  • Holding Hope, Hitting Rock Bottom and Enabling
  • See the Client for their Possibility
  • Give the Client a Taste of Victory
  • Change is Possible
  • Engage in Play
  • Express Gratitude