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定期培訓工作坊

Regular Training Workshops

 

情緒導向介入手法之精髓: 同在與同理心

The Essentials of Emotion-Focused Interventions:

Therapeutic Presence and Empathic Attunement

Introduction

As a helping profession, maintaining therapeutic presence is the most fundamental and essential foundation from which we can scaffold our therapeutic work in an effective way.  Presence is the pre-requisite for active listening, empathic attunement and making appropriate empathic responses.  Presence can enhance our ability to listen accurately and to make deep connection with our clients.  It is also the base for us to build up a collaborative working relationship with our clients.  With a strong bonding with our clients, the drop-out rate is drastically decreased.  Paradoxically, the more we can be present with our clients, the lesser risk of burnt-out we would have.  This workshop is aiming at giving a practical guide to cultivating therapeutic presence so that we can build up a therapeutic relationship efficiently and effectively.  This workshop would lay a solid foundation for further learning on other process-experiential approaches and emotion-focused interventions.

 

Objectives

This workshop aims at:

  1. equipping the skills of daily practice in cultivating therapeutic presence

  2. enhancing the ability of active listening and empathic attunement

  3. learning how to select differentiated interventions of empathic responses

  1. promoting the interest, confidence and skills in working with clients in an experiential way

  2. laying a solid foundation for further learning on process-experiential approach of therapy

 

Course Outline

  1. Learning how to cultivate therapeutic presence

  2. Exploring our barriers to therapeutic presence

  3. Enhancing empathic attunement

  4. Expanding the spectrum of our acceptance

  5. Strengthening our capacity of containment

  6. Deepening connection with our clients

  7. Selecting therapeutic targets and choosing differentiated interventions of empathic responses

  8. Developing collaborative therapeutic alliance

Training Format

  1. Didactic presentations

  2. Experiential exercises

  3. Simulated practice of counseling sessions

 

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

Training Materials

Mainly in English

 

Duration

2 days

Target

Social Workers, Counselors, Clinical Psychologists and other helping professionals

Registration and Enrollment Form

Remarks

This workshop can be conducted by organisational invitation

學習情緒導向介入手法: 追隨故事中的情緒經驗

Learning Emotion-Focused Interventions:

Tracking Emotional Experience through Narrative Process

 

Introduction

People come to the counseling room with their life stories.  All stories are shaped by emotional themes and the process of telling stories help one make sense of one’s emotions.  The interplay between emotion and narrative is a dynamic process.  An understanding of narrative process can enhance emotion-focused interventions efficiently and effectively.  Working on emotional experience using experiencing-based tasks can help re-construct the meaning of narrative.  Hence, understanding the narrative expression is the basis for facilitating emotional change and co-constructing a coherent sense of self.  This workshop aims at addressing this parallel interacting process between emotional experience and narrative construction, while working towards corrective emotional experience, reflection on narrative meaning, new story outcomes and eventually a new emergence of self.

 

Objectives

This workshop aims at:

  1. equipping the skills of listening and tracking the narrative-emotion process

  2. learning how to identify markers for different therapeutic tasks

  3. learning how to facilitate experiencing-based therapeutic tasks

  4. learning how to enhance emotional expression

  5. learning how to reprocess emotional experience

  6. learning how to evoke and contain the re-telling of difficult emotional experience

  7. learning how to co-construct reflection and meaning making work with clients

 

Course Outline

Learning the following emotion-focused interventions step-by-step:

  1. Empathic attunement – understanding narrative expression and differentiated use of empathic responses

  2. Empathic affirmation – working on vulnerable emotions

  3. Accessing emotional experience – experiential focusing

  4. Allowing emotional expression

  5. Reprocessing emotional experience – systematic evocative unfolding

  6. Retelling of difficult emotional experience

  7. Making meaning of emotional experience

Training Format

  1. Didactic presentations

  2. Experiential exercises

  3. Case presentation and discussion

  4. Simulated practice of counseling sessions

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

Training Materials

Mainly in English

Duration

2 days

Target

Social Workers, Counselors, Clinical Psychologists and other helping professionals

Registration and Enrollment Form

Remarks

This workshop can be conducted by organisational invitation

深化情緒導向介入手法:透過椅子對話與你真誠相遇

Mastering Emotion-Focused Interventions:

Authentic Encounter through Emotion-Focused Chair Dialogue

To be announced 

情緒導向介入手法:促進情侶關係中的情感連繫

Enhancing Emotional Connection in Couple Relationship

using Emotion-Focused Interventions  

 

Introduction

Working with couples is becoming an important domain in social work practice in different settings other than family service.  Couples therapy (marital counseling) has grown out from traditional family therapy into an independent discipline of mental health intervention over the past three decades.  A new paradigm shift occurs in the treatment of couple distress with the exponential growth in research on emotion, attachment, and neuroscience.  The intertwinement of emotional and relational processes becomes central in intimate relationships.  Emotion-focused couples therapy (EFT-C) has outgrown other approaches in the treatment of couple distress as an evidence-based approach.  It is an integration of experiential-humanistic approach and systemic approach in couples therapy.  It is grounded in the person-centered relational attitudes and integrates contemporary emotion theory, interaction and communication theory with the methods of enactment in structural approach and Gestalt therapy.  EFT-C proposes that it is emotion that fuels couples conflict and accessing to alternate emotion is the ultimate antidote to those conflicts.  Enduring self change and couple change are achieved through emotion transformation and restructuring of new couple interaction.

 

Objectives

This workshop aims at:

  • equipping a preliminary grounding of the theoretical foundations of emotion-focused couples therapy

  • enhancing the ability to cultivate and to balance effective therapeutic relationship and alliance with couples

  • providing an understanding of different emotions arising in couples therapy setting

  • introducing different therapeutic tasks in working with emotions in couple relationship

  • enhancing the interest, confidence and skills in working with emotions in couple relationship

 

Course Outline

  • Attachment theory and EFT-C

  • Emotion theory and EFT-C

  • Overview of the five stages of EFT-C

  • Stage 1 Validation and balancing therapeutic relationship

  • Stage 2 Identifying couple’s emotion interaction

  • Stage 3 Accessing underlying emotions in couple interaction

  • Stage 4 Emotion healing in couple relationship

  • Stage 5 Consolidating new interactions and enrichment

Training Format

  • Didactic presentations

  • Couple cases presentation and discussion

  • Experiential exercises

  • Simulated practice of couple sessions

 

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

Training Materials

Mainly in English

Duration

3 days

Target 

Social workers, counselors, clinical psychologists and other helping professionals who are working with couples​

Registration and Enrollment Form

To be announced

Remarks

This workshop can be conducted by organisational invitation

 

 

情緒導向介入手法:治愈情侶關係中的情感創傷

Healing Emotional Injuries in Couple Relationship

using Emotion-Focused Interventions

 

To be announced

 

情緒導向介入手法:促進親子關係及親職技能

Enhancing Parent-Child Relationship and Parenting Skills

using Emotion-Focused  Interventions 

Introduction

Being an emotion coach as a parent to the beloved children plays a significant role in the children’s mental health and well-being.  The therapist’s role is to empower and support the parents in mastering skills of parenting as an emotion coach.  Emotion coach is just as important to those caregivers working with children in schools, hospitals and residential hostels.

 

Some children, in their developmental stage, may develop psychological symptoms and maladaptive behaviors such as anxiety, depression and eating disorder.  Some children may encounter stressful life events such as parental divorce, diagnosis of a special learning need and placement in foster care.  They need someone to coach them to approach, to process and manage their stress and emotional distress, and to cope with their symptoms.  Sometimes relationship rupture between the parents and the children needs to be repaired.  Last but not the least, parents and caregivers as emotion coach may also encounter emotional obstacles, such as fear, resentment and helplessness, dissipating the effectiveness in their efforts.  Emotion-Focused Therapy, based on the transformative power of emotion and the healing power of connection, provides a model to facilitate parents and caregivers in becoming an emotion coach for the children.

Course Outline

Emotion Basics

  • Why focused on emotions

  • Understand emotions: anger, sadness, fear, shame and happiness

  • Emotional triggers, bodily felt sense, label of feelings, thoughts (meaning making), need and action tendency

  • Emotion assessment: primary (adaptive and maladaptive), secondary and instrumental emotions

 

Therapeutic Relationship

  • Presence

  • Empathic attunement

  • Dealing with one’s own emotions as an emotion coach

  • Relationship repair

8 steps of emotion coaching

  • Awareness of emerging emotion and attending to the emotion

  • Opportunities for bonding and teaching

  • Empathizing and validating the emotion

  • Naming the emotion

  • Exploring the emotion

  • Meeting the need

    1. Strengthening positive emotional experiencing (enhancing potentials)

    2. Regulating negative emotional experiencing (developing resilience)

    3. Setting behavioral limits

  • Co-constructing a new narrative

  • Transforming into adaptive actions​​

Training Format

  • Didactic presentations

  • Case presentation and discussion

  • Experiential exercises

  • Simulated practice of counseling sessions

 

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

Training Materials

Mainly in English

Duration

2 days

Target 

Social workers, counselors, clinical psychologists and other helping professionals who are working with parents and children​

Registration and Enrollment Form

To be announced

Remarks

This workshop can be conducted by organisational invitation

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