How to Transform Any Adversity into Learning and Growth
Helping clients develop strategies for coping with both everyday disappointments and extraordinary disaster is at the heart of the therapeutic process, regardless of your clinical approach. In this workshop, we’ll focus on showing clients how to harness their capacity for resilience and change negative patterns that block growth. You’ll learn empirically validated tools to cultivate the self-awareness clients need to heal from toxic shame, retire the inner critic, and recover inner well-being. You’ll discover how to:
- Adapt mindfulness practices to help clients identify dysfunctional coping patterns and discern new choices of behavior
- Use body-based tools to help clients reverse the impact of stress and trauma on the nervous system
- Help clients manage disruptive emotions, and cultivate positive ones that can shift the brain functioning from contracted survival responses to openness, learning, and growth
- Teach clients relational skills that allow them to reach out for help, communicate without shame or blame, negotiate change, set boundaries, repair ruptures, and practice forgiveness
Linda Graham, MFT, is a psychotherapist who integrates relational psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience in her international trainings. She’s the author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.