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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Recommended Workshop: Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

From our Friends at Existential-Humanistic Northwest

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest's Annual Workshop in Portland, Oregon.

Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship
Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

Hosted and Sponsored by Existential-Humanistic Northwest (EHNW)

Friday October 5, 2018 – Save the date now!
9 AM to 5 PM
(lunch not included – 90 minutes for lunch) 
Oxford Suites Portland – Jantzen Beach
12226 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Register on EHNW Website Now >>> for this exciting workshop!

*The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th
Abstract:
This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. It will also offer insights into our own journeys of intimacy. We begin with the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing. 
We will explore the following themes utilizing didactic elements and case material reinforced by experiential exercises and demonstrations.
Themes:
  • The necessity that intimate partners must encounter each other’s core wounds.
  • The inevitability of the experience of betrayal and the archetypal relationship between, trust, betrayal, and forgiveness.
  • Collaborative approaches to the essential task of repair.
  • Intimacy as a container for deep healing and ground for individuation. 
The morning sessions will focus on the relationship between core wounds and the dragons that guard them. Then we will examine examples of the dynamic dance that evolves between partners. The afternoon sessions will focus on the dynamics of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness. Themes will include the five dangers of betrayal and the four tasks of repair. We will offer reflections on the role of responsibility, accountability, and sovereignty in forging intimacy.

For more info please visit EHNW Annual Workshop page >>>


Bios:
Christine Armstrong
existential humanistic luncheons
She established her private practice in 1976, her work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and she combines an Existential Humanistic approach with a psychodynamic perspective working with individuals, couples and groups. She and her husband of 35 years, Lou Dangles, have been doing couples and group work together for the past 20 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently her training has included Ariadne Beck’s “group-as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman.
“I treasure my time with my clients. The tears, the laughter, the struggle to make meaning from the painful experiences of life, all those precious shared moments are some of the most gratifying experiences of my life.” – Chris


Louis Dangles
existential humanistic luncheons
He established his private practice in 1976, his work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and he combines an Existential Humanistic approach with archetypal and psychodynamic perspectives. He has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently his training has included Dr. Ariadne Beck’s “group- as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman. He is currently in private practice in San Anselmo, where he works with couples, individuals, and groups.
“The poet William Stafford begins his poem “The Way It Is” by stating: “There is a thread you follow….” The challenge of finding the healing thread in each conversation is a humbling task. The courage with which my clients open their hearts in search of that healing thread touches me and inspires me almost daily.” – Lou

The NASW has approved this workshop for six CEU credits. EHNW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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