206, 306 – Helping Clients Find Their Ruby Slippers

Bringing Transformative Life Lessons into Therapy
Lisa Ferentz

Parts 1 & 2

Whatever they’ve been through, all our clients retain an inner wisdom that can help lift them, like a pair of ruby slippers, up and out of dissatisfaction and despair. In this workshop, we’ll focus on helping clients reconnect with that wisdom and channel it to overcome obstacles and fear, reduce codependency, live more in the present moment, and increase positive self-talk. We’ll also explore the benefits and the power of journaling to help jumpstart forward movement both in and out of therapy. You’ll discover how to help clients:

  • Install positive mantras, reevaluate shaming self-statements, and try on new behaviors
  • Apply techniques like Somatic Resourcing and Remembered Resources to access inner wisdom
  • Identify and address the thoughts and feelings that promote learned helplessness, client “stuckness,” and victimization
  • Use journaling prompts to improve positive self-talk and healthy risk taking

Continued with workshop 306

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, a practitioner, consultant, and educator specializing in trauma, is the founder of The Ferentz Institute. Her books include Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors, and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lisa Ferentz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychotherapy Association.

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