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Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D.
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EMDR as a Transpersonal Therapy: A Cross Cultural Perspective Where East Meets West

June 25 - June 30, 2018

presented by Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW
30 EMDRIA Credits
30 CEs Accepted by National Organizations (see below)

Open to All Mental Health Professionals

In transpersonal therapy, consciousness is both the instrument and the object of change. The work aims not only at chaining behavior and the "contents" of consciousness, but also at developing awareness of consciousness itself as the "context" of experience. - - Frances Vaughan

This program will be taught within a "retreat" environment. Literature about transpersonal psychology will be presented, along with transpersonal research studies that explored treatment outcomes of EMDR as a transpersonal therapy, as well as the impact of a transpersonal approach to psychotherapy. Energy based healing philosophy and technique as depicted in Eastern and native shamanic spiritual traditions will be taught along side of contemporary western transpersonal developmental theorists such as Wilber, Washburn, and Anderson. The cultural and spiritual aspects of shamanism, woven into native Hawaiian tradition, will be taught. The role of EMDR therapy in awakening consciousness will be explored as we take the healing of trauma into the realms of a greater cosmic whole in the language of images, sensory experiences, and intuitive knowing. There will be a continuous and flowing process taking participants from the left brain didactic to the right brain experiential, creating an integrated and flowing experience from egoic to expanded awareness.

Case presentation and demonstration of the integration of a cross cultural transpersonal approach within the 8 stage EMDR protocol will be utilized. Applications to creating a safe place, resourcing, and emotional stabilization, within the AIP model, will be discussed.

Therapists will develop skills of mindful awareness as they learn to identify their own internal feedback mechanisms within which they can recognize resonance within a shared intersubjective field by utilizing alternative ways of intuitive knowing to determine resonance and intervention from an expanded and a grounded egoic perspective, participating in an interconnected flowing dance of information and energy exchange.

Participants who have completed either the live 2 day program Applications of Mindful Resonance to EMDR, or the 4 week online distance learning program Applications of Mindful Awareness and Resonance to Psychotherapy, will find that this program will take their skills to a greater level and open them to the non-ordinary realms of conscious awareness. Participants who have completed other programs in meditation, mindful awareness, or energy based psychology will find this to be an essential adjunct to their current skill base, but is appropriate for any level of training in this area from beginner to experienced. Experiential exercise provides participants with initial internal tools to mindfully track the flow of energy and information, influencing consciousness, and accelerating the healing of trauma within an expanded range of awareness. Skills can easily be applied to hypnotherapy, energy psychology, and somatic processing therapies as well as EMDR therapy. In EMDR practice sessions broken into small groups of three, only trained EMDR therapists will take the therapist role. The role of client, and of transpersonal observer who tracks energy and information within the shared field, can be held by any participant. Due to the length and depth of the program, this is an opportunity to go deep within the experience and within the personal work of transformation. The program includes participation in an evening gathering of drumming, meditation, and ceremony, as in accordance with the policy and permission of the hosting facility.

You will:
  • Identify the relationship between science, psychology, and spiritual philosophy as it applies to resonance and mindful awareness, supporting application to EMDR as a transpersonal therapy.

  • Develop skills of meditation and mindful awareness that may be applied within the EMDR protocol.

  • Identify skills of alternative ways of knowing such as inner vision, hearing, knowing, kinesthetic bodily sensations, which can be integrated into a nonlinear EMDR transpersonal therapy.

  • Identify skills of internal intuitive tracking to determine client/therapist resonance as an assessment and healing tool within a transpersonal EMDR protocol.

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the skills of mindful awareness, resonance, and internal feedback mechanisms for purposes of assessment and intervention within a transpersonal therapy model.

  • Identify the role of the transpersonal therapist healer in modern day psychotherapy, blending western psychology with knowledge of eastern and ancient wisdom cultural traditions within the EMDR protocol. Identify 3 culturally relevant points in the adaptation of a transpersonal EMDR approach creating a universal language within the standard protocol.

  • About the Presenter:
    Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing in Huntington N.Y. She received her doctorate degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in 2011, her masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1977, and advanced clinical training through the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in 1983. She studied ancient healing arts throughout North and South America. Dr. Siegel has presented at numerous EMDRIA Conferences from 2000 through the present. She is author of Eyes of the Jaguar and creator of the Labyrinth Series Guided Meditations. Her book The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation is released by W. W. Norton and Company. Additional info about Dr. Siegel and can be found by clicking here.

    We are very fortunate that Kalani, our original retreat host, has been able to relocate our group to Kohala Institute, a safe and secure retreat center far from the effects of volcanic eruption. Kohala Institute at 'Iole is located on 2,400 acres in gorgeous, rural North Kohala, and includes the intact, historic ahupua'a of 'Iole, at the northern most tip of the Big Island. Here you will discover a deep appreciation for the beauty and wonder of nature, Hawai'i Island and our Earth. The nonprofit organization Kohala Institute includes one of the island's few remaining intact ahupua'a, called 'Iole. 'Iole Ahupua'a is situated on Kohala Mountain, oldest of the five mountains making up Hawai'i Island. 'Iole is lush, beautiful and remote, while still being easily accessible by car. Kohala Institute is 55 miles from Kailua-Kona and 78 miles from Hilo. The location lends itself to pristine air coming off of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by mountains. The location is about 100 miles from any active volcano, protected by nature, and filled with the sacred energy of the Hawaiian tradition. Sam Gordon, a representative of Kalani, will be handling room and board reservations. If you have already registered with Kalani, then please be patient and you will be contacted by Sam as she will smoothly move your reservation over to this beautiful retreat center. If you are just registering for the program, please contact Sam Gordon at sam@kalani.com and complete your room and board reservation after registering below for the program. If you have special needs please contact Frank Capatch at 808 965-5349 or email at fjchazit@icloud.com. For additional information about the program contact Dr. Irene Siegel at irene@irenesiegel.net or call 631 547-5433, ext. 2#.

    Registration: $875 is the fee for the program only. This includes transportation one morning to a sacred site on the island. A separate registration is required for room and board at the beautiful Kalani Retreat Center. Space is limited. Please register early. No registration at the door.

    (Schedule is subject to change - All class hours must be attended in order to get credits for the program. No partial credits are given.) All meals are provided by the Kalani Retreat Center.

    Check in is 4:00 p.m.

    Day 1:
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2 hours)
            Welcoming Ceremony
            Intro to course material and to one another Meditation

    Day 2:
    9:00 am - 10:30 (1 1/2 hours)
            Presentation of Science, Psychology, Spirituality
    10:30 am - 10:45 am
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm (1 1/4 hours)
            Meditation, slide show and lecture
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
            Lunch provided (lunch, pool, explore nature)
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm (1 3/4 hours)
            EMDR 8 Phase Protocol Case Presentation and Video
    3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (1 1/2 hours)
            Meditation and partner exercise
            Discussion and Q & A
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
            Break for Dinner
    7:30 - 9:30 pm (2 hours)
            Hawaiian Shamanism;
            History of the native Hawaiian culture and healing practices.

    Day 3:
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
            Bus provided to sacred Hawaiian sites.
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 hours)
            Significance of the sacred sites and the connection to nature
            and the Divine Shamanic meditation,
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
            Lunch provided (lunch, nature walk and self-reflection)
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
            Return Bus Ride
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1 hours)
            Focusing personal work as we heal our wounds.
            Transcending cultural differences.
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
            Break for Dinner / bus to hotel
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2 hours)
            Energy system. Healing practices, and philosophies of spiritual traditions
            Integration of top down with bottom up healing
            Creating the Rainbow Bridge through EMDR
            EMDR as a Transpersonal Therapy, blending cultural beliefs and practices
            within the AIP model, positive resourcing, safe place, positive cognitions,
            and future template within a connection of wholeness as inner wisdom emerges.
            The therapist/healer Discussion and Q & A

    Day 4:
    9:00 am - 10:30 am (1 1/2 hours)
            Meditation and partner exercise
    10:30 am - 10:45 am
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm (1 1/2 hours)
            Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
            Discussion and Q & A
    12:15 pm
            Lunch provided
            Afternoon is free time for meditation, nature walk, pool, massage and body work,
            private island tours, etc.
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2 hours) The wounded healer
            Culture blending
            Preparation for healing ceremony

    Day 5:
    9:00 am - 10:30 (1 1/2 hours)
            Meditation and partner exercise
    10:30 am - 10:45 am
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm (1 1/4 hours)
            Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
            Discussion and Q & A
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
            Lunch provided (lunch, pool, explore nature)
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm (1 3/4 hours)
            Meditation and partner exercise
    3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (1 1/2 hours)
            Transpersonal EMDR practice session in groups of three
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
            Break for Dinner
    7:30 - 9:30 pm (2 hour)
            Transformational shamanic fire ceremony

    Day 6:
    9:00 am - 11:00 am (2 hours)
            Discussion and Q&A Integration of east meets west
            Closing meditation
            Check out is 11:00 am

    EMDRIA Credit and CEs:
    Certificates for 30 EMDRIA credits and 30 CEs are awarded online by ce-classes.com only to those who complete the entire course, sign in and out each day, and submit an evaluation form. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the entire workshop and verification of attendance. Participants who arrive late or leave early will not be eligible for a certificate of completion. A key code will be presented to each participant who has been verified as completing the entire program, and will be used to register at Ce-Classes.com where they can complete the online evaluation and print their certificate of completion. The cost of the CE certificates are included in the registration fee.

    Ce-classes.com is approved by: Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Ce-Classes.com, provider # 1142 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2017-1/5/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 30 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2019

    California BBS: Ce-Classes.com is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.

    The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2018

    The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider - 5674 expires 4/30/2019.

    The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider - 1622 expires 2/28/2019.

    Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board - Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2019

    The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2018 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.

    The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2018

    New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120

    This course is NOT APPROVED for NBCC credit
    ce-classes.com (click here) maintains co-responsibility for this program and it's content. Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

    Requirements for Attendance:
    This program is highly experiential aimed at bringing awareness to consciousness itself, and changing the context of experience. This workshop is intended for licensed Mental Health Professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors) and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced clinicians. This course provides clinical continuing education credit. This workshop is also appropriate for non-EMDR trained therapists, as well as all levels of EMDR trained therapists.

    **This is not an EMDR basic training. Non-EMDR trained therapists are required, prior to the workshop, to read:

    Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: EMDR, basic principles, protocols, and procedures. (2nd ed.) New York, NY: Guilford.

    EMDR Definition: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.emdria.org/resource/resmgr/Definition/EMDRIADefinitionofEMDR.pdf

    *Grievances must be in writing to Dr. Irene Siegel, and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

    *Program is in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

    EMDR Gold Standard Refresher: With Theory and Practice:
    Would you like to arrive a day early at Kalani and take a one day EMDR refresher class at Kalani on June 25th, prior to the beginning of EMDR as a Transpersonal Therapy? Master teacher EMDR Approved Consultant, Don deGraffenried, is teaching EMDR Gold Standard Refresher: With Theory and Practice, for 6 EMDRIA credits. This is not a basic training, and you must have completed the Basic EMDR training to take this class. Click here for more information and registration for this one day class.

    1. Register for EMDR as a Transpersonal Therapy course in Registration Step 1.
    2. Register at Kalani for room and board or for their commuter rate in Registration Step 2. You must register with Kalani even if you plan on commuting, or your registration is not complete.

    Registration STEP 1 - Register with Dr. Siegel for the Class:

    Fee is $875. Use your credit card to register securely through PayPal below. This fee includes a one day trip to Hawaii's sacred sites. This fee does not include accommodations.

    **Cancellation policy: Full refund through December 31, 2017. 50% refund from January 1 - April 30, 2018. No refunds as of May 1, 2018. There will be a $50 charge for all cancelations.

    Registration STEP 2 - Kalani is still handling room and board reservations at our new site, Kohala Institute. Please contact Sam Gordon at Kalani for new reservations only. You can reach her at sam@kalani.com. Please complete the step for your reservation to be completed.

    Click Here

    **Don't forget to register for accommodations ASAP at the Kalani Retreat Center. See their cancellation policy.