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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Integrating the Self Workshop: Early Bird Registration Open

Early Bird Registration!
Join us Feb 29th for a Winter Workshop

The Existential-Humanistic Institute Presents:
Integrating the Self:

The Power of Presence and Community in Cultivating Self-compassion

A Day-Long Workshop Developed & Facilitated by:
Galia Schecter, PhD
Date: Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020
Time: 9:15 - 4:45; check-in at 9am; lunch 12:15 - 1:45pm (Sponsorship pending 6 CE* hours)
Location: Heart Source, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $150.00 Early-bird/$175.00 after CE Sponsorship Announced;
Student and/or Elder: $130.00 Early-bird/$155.00 after CE Sponsorship Announced
Please reach out to Michelle to receive a personal email when CE Sponsorship is secured:
A couple of scholarship tickets are available! Please reach out to Michelle for details:

Limited Spaces Available. Lunch not included.
Ticket Refund Policy: Full refund minus a $15 admin fee if withdrawn by January 29th; a 50% refund if withdrawn by Feb 15th. No refund available after Feb 15th, 2020.
Continuing Education*: Continuing Education sponsorship pending from Society of Humanistic Psychology of APA. This course will award 6 CE credit hours. CE fee will be separate. Attendees who would like request CE credit will be contacted with Course info and cost prior to workshop.
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Therapeutic Professionals Invited!

We invite you to join us as Dr Schechter works with us in exploring ways to guide clients in accepting and integrating the self toward congruence and wholeness! This workshop is intended to engage and enrich the work of therapeutic professionals.

Save the date to join Galia and EHI for this day of dynamic engagement. 
In this workshop, inspired by and based mainly on Process Experiential, Phenomenology, Humanistic-Existential, and Mindfulness-based traditions, participants will learn how to help clients move from self-shaming and self-alienating states to states of self- and other-compassion. Tapping also into Gestalt, Family Systems, Emotion-Focused and mind-body inquiry practices we will utilize individual and group based psychological inquiry practices, therapeutic explorations, mindfulness practices, reflections and discussions, to explore the following themes:
  • Principles of conscious healing, including families of mindfulness practices;
  • Neo-Humanistic existential frameworks for understanding the ways we internalize a sense of the deficient self and contract against parts of the self, including brief discussion of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Process-Experiential Emotion Focused and Buddhist psychological frameworks;
  • Explore and identify our own living processes of contraction and rejection of parts of self;
  • Explore and identify living processes for making contact with our own deep basic goodness and capacity to accept and integrate self toward congruence and wholeness;
  • Explore and identify collective resonance around basic vulnerability and basic existential longings at the heart of our contracted and transforming self.

More Workshop Info

Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide qualified attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs and events. Contact us to discuss learning arrangements with our team. Email Michelle and Troy at or call Michelle at 415-689-1475.
Break: 12:15pm - 1:45pm. Lunch is not included.

*Continuing Education Information

EHI is applying for continuing education sponsorship for this course from Society of Humanistic Psychology (SHP), APA DIV32.

APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The presenter for this workshop has declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or delivery of this workshop session.

Our Presenter: Galia Schechter, PsyD

Dr. Schecter is a licensed clinical psychologist and Buddhist practitioner. She has extensive training and experience in multiple mind-body modalities. Along with having been in private practice for 10 years, she has worked as a clinical director, a clinical supervisor a clinical trainer, and an organizational consultant.
Prior to getting her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute and becoming a licensed psychologist, she received an MBA from Georgetown University and worked for organizations in the U.S. and abroad in governance, human rights and international development.

Our Co-Host: Heart Source

Heart Source is located in the heart of delightful Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood, at Cedar and Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California and is committed to love through truth, clarity, and community. Heart Source is surrounded by lots of great restaurants, cafes, shops, and quaint residential areas, and just a 10 minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station or a 15 minute drive from the Bay Bridge/ 20 mins from the San Rafael – Richmond Bridge.

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