Healing Shame and Fear in Clinical Practice: Radical Self-Acceptance with Tara Brach - Course on DVD

8.25 CPD Hours
Tara Brach
PESI Publishing and Media 2018
ISBN 2467709191817

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Guilt, shame and fear — when faced with the distress of these emotions, your client's defensive instinct is to turn away, deny, and repress the pain.

These toxic emotions monopolize your client's personality with self-hate, doubt, criticism and paranoia. By the time they arrive in your office, many of them are struggling with even deeper clinical diagnoses like depression, anxiety, eating disorders or PTSD.

The suffering caused by their feelings of unworthiness and deficiency can be the most difficult and pervasive to treat successfully. Until now...

In this new, intensive online course, clinical psychologist and internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation Tara Brach combines the latest scientific research with decades of experiential practice to give you the tools you need to end your client's suffering.

Designed for professionals looking to take their clinical practice to a deeper level, this course will show you how to engage effectively with varying degrees of distress and pain — from mild, moderate to intense — through practical and supportive strategies that will strengthen your current clinical approach and maximize your client's human potential.

This Radical Self-Acceptance course will revitalize you and your practice...

Based on scientific research and decades of experiential work, Tara Brach, Ph.D., will guide you step by step through the practices you need to effectively heal the burdens of shame and fear that your clients are carrying. Join Tara as she lays the groundwork for deeply enriching your clinical approach through masterfully executed guided meditations, experiential exercises and discussion.

Together, you'll explore how the practices of mindfulness and compassion will allow your clients to fully embrace their lives and connectedness with others while being more compassionate toward the "unforgivable" parts within themselves through the powerful tools of Radical Self-Acceptance.

Tara will guide you step-by-step through materials covering:

* The cause of the pervasive sense of personal deficiency and preponderance of shame in western culture.
* The cause of emotional suffering from the perspective of Buddhist psychology, Western psychology, and Evolutionary psychology.
* The current research on meditation for emotional resilience, emotional intelligence and deep transformation.
* How to transform your client's shame and fear with the R.A.I.N. model.
* How to help your client shift from "fight flight freeze" to "attend and befriend."
* How to apply Buddhist mindfulness meditation to your clinical practice — the principles and components you need to understand.
* The process of forgiving and how your clinical support can help clients release their armor.
* How to evolve our capacity for compassion; working with both dissociation and the tendency to get flooded.
* How positive neuroplasticity can deepen intimacy and connection in our clients' individual and collective psyche.

Through Tara's expert and insightful commentary, case studies and practices, you'll develop highly practical, evidence-based skills that will strengthen your current clinical approach and improve your therapeutic outcomes.

Next, you'll join Tara for two powerful discussions...

Escaping the Cybertrance
The digital world has created an alternative reality that's altered our relationship with our senses, bodies, and the very notion of who we are. In this session, you'll explore how to help clients both deepen their awareness of their relationship to the cyberworld and challenge its powerful grip on them by:

* Enhancing their ability to pause and deepen their experience of presence in the world
* Recognizing the trancelike quality of digital reality and how to awaken from it
* Exploring the psychology of boredom and how it keeps us from being fully connected to the moment
* Developing a cyber-diet to guide your daily use of digital technology and maximize its positive benefits

Deliberate Practice and the Inner Life
Dive into a deep discussion focused on the paradoxical “craft” of meditation — how we deliberately practice certain “skillful means” to quiet the mind so that we may attain a seemingly effortless embodied state of radical and liberating “natural presence,” in which we simply let life be just as it is.

Exclusive to this course...

* Lifetime access to a previously recorded Q&A call from Dr. Tara Brach
* Gain additional insight on the teachings and practices of Radical Self Acceptance and Mindfulness.

"Mindfulness is probably the most ideal training that exists for therapists. It strengthens present-centered attention, it arouses compassion and empathy, and it enlarges affect tolerance of our own inner states to stay steady and open to whatever comes up with our clients, as well as guide our clients into that same state."

-Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Enroll now and you'll also get these FREE bonuses...

Meditation | Awakening Loving Presence
We each have an intrinsic capacity for loving presence, and there are powerful ways of paying attention that bring this potential alive. This meditation uses the image and felt sense of a smile to bring a relaxed receptivity to the body. We then engage with our future self (our Being when our heart is fully awake) and explore what it means to embody the fullness of that wisdom and love.

Meditation | Taking in the Goodness
This meditation guides us to look for the source of loving and to turn in that direction. It begins with a loving kindness practice that spreads the image of a smile into the body, then continues with a practice of seeing the goodness of ourselves and others.

Meditation | Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs
A guided reflection meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict.

Podcast Episode | Spiritual Re-Parenting
When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other forms of suffering. In a deep way, we do not feel at home with others. We are disconnected from our own body, heart and spirit. This talk explores how meditation offers “spiritual reparenting” as we learn to bring interest, understanding and love to our own inner vulnerability. This process of healing extends to our relationships with others and our larger society – by reaching out to widening circles with interest and care, we bring increasing harmony and peace to our world. From a place of caring, ask, “Where does it hurt?”

Podcast Episode | Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs
Thoughts and beliefs are navigational maps that are not inherently true. Rather, some serve us and others cause feelings of separation, self-aversion and/or blame of others. We can free ourselves from harmful beliefs by investigating them with a dedicated, mindful and courage presence. This talk guides us in mindful investigation through an illustrative story, an outline of steps, and a guided meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict.

ABOUT TARA BRACH

One of the foremost American teachers of Buddhist meditation, Tara Brach is also a clinical psychologist nationally known for her unique flare for bridging Western psychological knowledge and Eastern spiritual traditions. Author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge—Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, Brach is a luminous and powerful speaker, at once inspiring and deeply comforting. She conveys the message of Buddhist acceptance and wisdom, along with the sense of her own compassion, common sense, and full-hearted humanity, through stories, personal examples, and humor.

You'll get ALL this in ONE online course:

* Earn up to 8.25 CE Hours - included in the price.

Full Course Description

Radical Acceptance with Tara Brach, Ph.D.: Integrating Meditation to Heal Shame and Fear in Clinical Practice

Imagine what it would be like for your clients to be without anxiety about their imperfections. World renowned meditation teacher, clinician and best-selling author Tara Brach, Ph.D., will teach you the specific practices your clients need to become more mindful and compassionate toward the “unforgivable” parts within themselves -- and how to help our clients free themselves from “the prison of shame and self-aversion”. Radical acceptance is the path to freedom your clients seek.

Tara Brach has taught clinicians around the globe how to effectively combine therapy with meditation and mindfulness to transform their practice. Therapy helps us to recognize and accept our patterns and imperfections, while meditation gradually opens us to the confidence that we have an inner refuge, a way to hold our lives in our own caring and healing presence. This is the groundwork for deeply enriching clinical practice and offering strategies to clients that increase self-trust, self-compassion, confidence, understanding and resilience.

You will spend the day engaged in guided meditations, experiential exercises and conversation that will teach you specific meditations to heal fear, judgement and unforgiving behaviors. Radical Acceptance is the capacity to see clearly what is happening in the moment, and accept what we see. In this workshop you will explore how the practices of mindfulness and compassion allow us to genuinely embrace our lives, and connectedness with others.

One of the deepest forms of suffering is the pain of feeling that “something is wrong with me”. The feeling of falling short, like a toxic gas we continually breathe, makes it difficult to be truly intimate with others and at home in our own body, heart and mind. Whether in the shape of chronic self-judgment, depression, anxiety or gripping shame, feelings of deficiency prevent us from living and loving fully.

OUTLINE

Radical Acceptance and Meditation Overview

* Cause of the pervasive sense of personal deficiency in contemporary culture
* Practice - establishing intention, quieting mind, sensory awareness
* Understand the cause of emotional suffering from the perspective of
* Buddhist psychology
* Western psychology - attraction, aversion
* Evolutionary psychology- negativity bias
* Preponderance of shame in western culture

Meditation for Emotional Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and Deep Transformation

* Neuroplasticity
* Shifting from “Fight Flight Freeze” to “Attend and Befriend”
* Present centered non-judgmental attention
* Cultivate concentration and quiet mind
* Develop resource states (love, relaxation, peace, etc.)
* Counter dissociation – cultivate sensory-based attention
* Current research - efficacy of mindfulness and therapeutic healing
* Practice & Discussion: Guided exercise in embodied presence.

Radical Acceptance: Cultivate the Two Wings of Awareness

* Basic principles and components of Buddhist mindfulness meditation
* Role of concentration in cultivating mindfulness
* Objects of concentration (audio, kinesthetic, visual)—differential uses of objects
* Working definition of mindfulness
* Radical Acceptance: The two wings of awareness
* Practice & Discussion: The two wings - “yes” meditation

The RAIN Model: Apply Meditation to Emotional Suffering

* A model for how we get locked into shame and fear
* Transform shame and fear- pathways of reconnecting
* Introduce RAIN: recognizing, allowing, investigating, nurturing
* Introduce version of RAIN with additional resourcing
* Comprehensive case review
* Practice & Discussion: RAIN for self-compassion

Releasing Armor: Cultivate a Forgiving Heart

* Research on forgiveness
* The process of forgiving- recognizing stories, contacting vulnerability
* Need for clinical support
* Sequence of attentional strategies
* Case study
* Practice & Discussion: Classical forgiveness

Evolving our Capacity for Compassion

* The alchemy of arousing compassion
* Working with both dissociation and the tendency to get flooded
* Practice & Discussion: Compassion Meditation

Positive Neuroplasticity - “Seeing the Good”

* The gift of mirroring
* Deepening intimacy and connection- in our individual and collective psyche
* Practice & Discussion: Cultivating loving kindness

OBJECTIVES

1. Identify basic principles of Buddhist psychology and explain their relevance in evaluating treatment options for anxiety and depression.
2. Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
3. Utilize mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear, grief, anger and shame.
4. Recognize the contra-indications of various attentional strategies in addressing traumatic fear.
5. Explain meditative strategies that address interpersonal conflict.
6. Differentiate the components of varying attentional strategies.

Escaping the Cybertrance
​The digital world has created an alternative reality that's altered our relationship with our senses, bodies, and the very notion of who we are. Explore how to help clients both deepen their awareness of their relationship to the cyberworld and challenge its powerful grip on them by:

* Enhancing their ability to pause and deepen their experience of presence in the world
* Recognizing the trancelike quality of digital reality and how to awaken from it
* Exploring the psychology of boredom and how it keeps us from being fully connected to the moment
* Developing a cyber-diet to guide your daily use of digital technology and maximize its positive benefits

Objectives

1. Recognize how the internet shapes the way we take in and process information
2. Discuss how to boot your clients' creativity by promoting “presence”
3. Explain how face-to-face interaction promotes mindfulness and intimacy
4. Explain how to master the “sacred pause” technique
5. Identify three ways to help clients detach from their technological dependencies

Outline

Overview of escaping the cyber trance

* Becoming aware to the effects of technology
* Enter the false refuge of world knowledge

Experiencing the cyber trance

* Develop a sense of mastery when dealing with the cyber world
* Explore how “cyber world” appeals to one's sense of self
* Learn to “leave the screen” to connect with one's self

Concluding remarks form Tara Brach

* How technology can be, and is, used advantageously
* Establishing a sense of reality


Program Information
Objectives


1. Identify ways to help clients detach from their technological dependencies

OutlineOverview of escaping the cyber trance

* Becoming aware to the effects of technology
* Enter the false refuge of world knowledge

Experiencing the cyber trance

* Develop a sense of mastery when dealing with the cyber world
* Explore how “cyber world” appeals to one's sense of self
* Learn to “leave the screen” to connect with one's self

Concluding remarks form Tara Brach
* How technology can be, and is, used advantageously
* Establishing a sense of reality

Deliberate Practice and the Inner Life
​One of the foremost American teachers of Buddhist meditation, Tara Brach is also a clinical psychologist nationally known for her unique flare for bridging Western psychological knowledge and Eastern spiritual traditions. Author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge—Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, Brach is a luminous and powerful speaker, at once inspiring and deeply comforting.

She conveys the message of Buddhist acceptance and wisdom, along with the sense of her own compassion, common sense, and full-hearted humanity, through stories, personal examples, and humor. In her keynote address, she'll talk about the paradoxical “craft” of meditation—how we deliberately practice certain “skillful means” to quiet the mind so that we may attain a seemingly effortless embodied state of radical and liberating “natural presence,” in which we simply let life be just as it is.

Objectives

* Summarize Dr. Brach's paradoxical approach towards mediation

Outline

* Introduction of Tara Brach from Richard Simon
* How the deliberate practice of meditation reveals connectedness - Exploration of meditation at is relates to the skills of psychotherapy: Empathy, acceptance, forgiveness, spontaneity, and realness
* Meditation from the evolutionary perspective - The move from fright-flight to tend and befriend
* Exploring false refuges - What are they? Why we have them. How we overcome them.
* The core skills to waking up compassion and freedom - Coming back. Mindfulness: Recognizing and allowing.
* A guided meditation led by Tara Brach

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