2019 Counseling Skills Trainings

Asheville Clinical Counseling Skills is a skills-based series learned and practiced in a small group of counselors and social workers seeking to deepen their professional practice.  This series is limited to 30 participants so that each pair will have the private space to learn, observe, and practice new skills or further develop their existing skills. OUR TRAINING VENUE HAS CHANGED. Trainings are now held at the Sandy Mush Community Center in Leicester, just 30 minutes north of Asheville. The community center is surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in historic Big Sandy Mush Valley, a turn of the century farming community that time has passed by!

Introductory workshops listed prepare the participant to understand the basic dynamics of a particular evidenced based treatment so that an individual may decide whether or not they would like to move forward to invest and train in 2-3 day intensives at a later date.

A farm to table organic continental breakfast and lunch is provided. Vegetarian options. Special dietary requests may be made a week ahead of time.

 

EMDR with SomatiC SENSATION

WHEN: Monday, August 26, 2019 (Come visit Asheville on the weekend and train on Monday!)

TIME: 9 am-5:30 pm

WHERE: Sandy Mush Community Center (30 minutes north of Asheville)

               19 School Rd., Leicester, NC 28748 (ONLY USE GOOGLE MAPS app as no other apps work in the mountains)

COST: $100 covers your contact hours and an organic farm to table continental breakfast and 

            lunch (Vegan and gluten free options available) 

Register and Pay Here

Description: Natural Flow EMDR uses a similar protocol as EMDR yet different. It was created by David Grand, PhD who also created the Brain-spotting Technique.

 Participants will develop a basic understanding of trauma as body centered and understand the efficacy of using body centered treatment such as Natural Flow EMDR and Somatic Awareness. Training will begin with basics of resourcing and move to identification of adverse childhood experience and or trauma. Skills will utilize resourcing, somatic identification, and auditory or bilateral stimulation. A self-help component of bilateral stimulation will also be taught for emotional regulation. Case studies will be utilized in both SA and mental health.

This workshop requires either the purchase of thera-tappers through the DNMS Institute at www.dnmsinstitute.com/theratapper or downloading bilateral (NOT Biaurnal) music for use with the Natural Flow EMDR protocol. David Grand has Bilateral Music available at his website or on Amazon. You must bring headphones or earbuds for listening to the auditory bilateral stimulation.

Case studies will include both substance abuse and mental health. 

INSTRUCTOR: Linda Harrison, NCC, MAC, LPCS, CCS

CONTACT HOURS: 7.0 NCSAPPB, LCAS, CSAC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT Contact Hours for Substance Specific and or EBP

Objectives:

1.      Participants will explore and develop an understanding of trauma as body centered and the importance of utilizing body centered treatment.

2.      Participants will learn and utilize the ACE’s and protective factor questionnaire.

3.      Participants will develop skills in resourcing, somatic identification, and bilateral stimulation, either tactile or auditory as a mechanism for stabilization and trauma release leading to restructuring of traumatic memory.

4.      Participants will develop skills and a comfort level with Natural Flow EMDR.

Agenda:

9-10:30 am Understanding trauma as body centered using a bottom up approach. Explore 3 types of trauma and 2 emotional regulation techniques. Explore the ACEs questionnaire and a protective factor questionnaire.

10:30-10:45 am BREAK

10:45 -Noon  Resourcing and resource enhancement with somatic tracking, trauma or ACEs identification

Noon-1 pm Lunch

1-2:30 pm Trauma or problem identification, building the skill of somatic awareness and tracking.

2:30-2:45 BREAK

2:45-4:15 Understanding and using bilateral stimulation either, tactile bilateral stimulation with thera-tappers and or auditory bilateral stimulation in dyads.

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30- 5:30 Practice using all skills. Questions and Wrap Up

 

Introduction to Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Skills for Healing Trauma

One day Intro 9/30/19

OR Two Day In-depth Skills Training 9/30-10/1/19

WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2019 for the One Day Intro. Monday, September 19 - Tuesday, October 1 for the 2 Day in Depth Skills Training (Come visit Asheville on the weekend and train on Monday and or Tuesday!)

TIME: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

WHERE: Sandy Mush Community Center (30 minutes north of Asheville)

               19 School Rd., Leicester, NC 28748 (ONLY use GOOGLE MAPS app as no other app works in the mountains)

 COST: $100 covers your contact hours and an organic farm to table continental breakfast and 

            lunch (Vegan and gluten free options available)

CONTACT HOURS: 7.0 NCSAPPB, LCAS, CSAC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT Contact Hours for Substance Specific and or EBP

Register and Pay Here: One Day Intro or Two Day In-Depth

DESCRIPTION: Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences can lead to a life of a person being defined by their trauma or adverse experiences in their childhood. This identification and the stored trauma in the biological body often leads to physical and mental distress that interrupts the individual’s life through emotional dys-regulation both abrupt and constant, loss of relationships, unemployment, addiction, chronic health conditions, loss of spiritual comfort, and hopelessness.

The first day of transpersonal hypnosis will focus on the neuroscience behind trauma and (de)hypnosis as well as the art of induction, both rapid and the gold standard, progressive relaxation. We’ll then move to using a basic script for regressing the individual to the root cause of their current struggle or issue moving towards release and restructuring.

The hypnotic trance of self as the victim of trauma as well as the biological distress is both manageable and treatable. Hypnosis or rather, de-hypnosis is the foundation of trauma and ACE release. Using evidenced based therapeutic hypnosis, a trauma, ACE, or sabotaging belief about the individual can be identified, explored, and released from the brain and body.

Just as popular clinical hypnosis has been very successful at treating smoking addiction, weight loss, and bruxism, several protocols support the alleviation of the distress from stored trauma and supporting the individual to regain their hope, their life, and their peace.

Case studies will include both substance abuse and mental health. 

INSTRUCTOR: Linda Harrison, NCC, MAC, LPCS, CCS

OBJECTIVES:

1.      Participants will explore, discuss, and understand a transpersonal approach to hypnosis allowing for the treatment to be client led and centered.

2.      Participants will develop an understanding of how “The most profound aspects of the hypnotic trance of self (or the bundle of trances of self) are established in childhood prior to our development of a discriminating perspective.

3.      Participants will learn the basic skills of inductions, both rapid and the gold standard of progressive relaxation.

4. Participants will then support the the individual client to narrow their attention and focus upon a trauma or life problem that they select for releasal and restructuring.

4.      Participants will support the individual to bypass the critical mind or thinking faculty and move towards a broader less judgmental mind or faculty that has the ability of observing greater perspectives as well as developing insight into trauma release and problem-solving. 

 AGENDA:  

MONDAY, September 30, 2019

9 am -10:30 am Define Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and its use in a clinical setting. Begin developing skills and languaging for progressive relaxation and induction for the relaxed state.

10:30-10:45 am Break 

10:45-Noon Breaking free from the hypnotic trance of trauma and ACEs through awareness building using the body and mindfulness. Exercise as de-hypnosis. Exploring and treating shame and the addictive personality through dialogue with the subpersonality.  

Noon-1 pm Lunch with hiking or “rest and digest” in an ecotherapy setting 

1 pm-2:30 pm Going to the root cause of a problem or issue while in (de) hypnosis, supporting releasal and restructuring.  

2:30-2:45 pm Break 

2:45-4:15 pm Anchoring the restructured response to build a present and positive mind state of living in the now. Small group practice of inductions, suggestions, releasal, and anchoring.

4:15-4:30 pm Break 

4:30-5:30 pm Case studies, follow-up practice, question and answer.

DAY 2 of TRANSPERSONAL HYPNOTHERPY

This second day will be a quick review of the first day neuroscience and skills then observation of all the skill steps of transpersonal hypnosis. After observation, we’ll divide into small group practice of inductions, regressions to the root cause of the problem or issue, sub-part personality work, use of scripts for specific issues, and skills in anchoring positive restructuring into the hear and now. This day is set aside for observation, practice, and integration of skills.

WHEN: TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019

TIME: 9 am-5:30 pm

WHERE: Sandy Mush Community Center (30 minutes north of Asheville)

               19 School Rd., Leicester, NC 28748 (Google maps will take you there!)

 COST: $250 covers your 14.0 contact hours and an organic farm to table continental breakfast and  lunch (Vegan and gluten free options available)

9 am -10:30 am Practice inductions. Using pre-existing scripts to address specific issues and review of identifying and working with the root cause of problems or trauma memories. Intro to working with sub-parts of the personality, identification, releasal, and integration.

10:30-10:45 am Break 

10:45-Noon Regression Therapy through Transpersonal Hypnosis

Noon-1 pm Lunch with hiking or “rest and digest” in an ecotherapy setting 

1 pm-2:30 pm Regression Therapy Sub-parts scripts. Use of interventions to break the trance of the trauma or negative memory.

2:30-2:45 pm Break 

2:45-4:15 pm Identifying and releasing old dysfunctional anchored states and merging with the new positive anchored state. Practice in small groups.

4:15-4:30 pm Break 

4:30-5:30 pm Case studies, follow-up practice, question and answer.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn, review, and practice basic skills of induction, regression, and sub-part personality work in hypnosis.

2. Learn specific intervention techniques to utilize with client while in the expanded consciousness of de-hypnosis to release and restructure somatic and cognitive responses stored from past trauma and ACES.

 

Brainspotting: A Brain Based Therapy for Treating Trauma 

WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2019 (Come visit Asheville on the weekend and train on Monday! This will be peak leaf weekend in Asheville)

TIME: 9 am-5:30 pm

WHERE: Sandy Mush Community Center (30 minutes north of Asheville)

               19 School Rd., Leicester, NC 28748 (ONLY use GOOGLE MAPS app as no other app works in the mountains)

COST: $100 covers your contact hours and an organic farm to table continental breakfast and 

            lunch (Vegan and gluten free options available) 

CONTACT HOURS: 7.0 NCSAPPB, LCAS, CSAC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT Contact Hours for Substance Specific and or EBP

Register and Pay Here

DESCRIPTION: Brainspotting utilizes the visual field to access brainspots that hold traumatic memory in the brain as the body responds by sending reflexive cues. Once found, the brain and body seek to heal itself by turning its focus upon the stored stress or trauma, releasing it from the cellular body and restoring balance and homeostasis. The cognition then may restructure based upon the person’s values, i.e. acceptance, understanding, compassion. David Grand, 2013.

Participants must purchase and prepare for this training by reading the first 2 chapters of Brainspotting: A Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change by David Grand. Not to worry, the chapters are short and very interesting! Participants must also purchase and download Bilateral Music by David Grand or another author, bringing headphones/earbuds and your cellphone or CD recorder with bilateral music.

Case studies will include both substance abuse and mental health. 

INSTRUCTOR: Linda Harrison, NCC, MAC, LPCS, CCS

OBJECTIVES:

1.      Participants will explore the key concepts and skills of Brainspotting.

2.      Participants will develop and practice the skills of Resourcing, Outside and Inside techniques of Brainspotting.

3.      Participants will develop and practice the skills of and Gazespotting, Dual Attunement, and Self-Brainspotting.

AGENDA:  

9-10:30 am Develop a basic understanding of Brainspotting as a brain and body-centered treatment. Begin with resourcing skills. 

10:30-10:45 am Break 

10:45-Noon Outside vs Inside Brainspotting. Developing basic skills with small group practice. Adding Dual Attunement Brainspotting. 

Noon-1 pm Lunch- Organic and Farm to Table with Vegan and Vegetarian Options

1 pm-2:30 pm Gazespotting skills incorporating the Z axis. 

2:30-2:45 pm Break 

2:45-4:15 pm Self-brainspotting for healing the counselor.  

4:15-4:30 pm Break 

4:30-5:30 pm Case studies, follow-up practice, question and answer.

 

  Linda provides monthly trainings and workshops through FIRST at Blue Ridge in Black Mountain. You may view these opportunities here: https://www.continuingeducationwnc.org/workshops.html

“Linda’s workshops are the perfect blend of acquiring knowledge and building skills. Information is relevant in any therapeutic setting, regardless of where you work or what license you have. Inspirational and informative, set in the middle of paradise. Linda feeds the mind, Soul, and body. I always leave transformed in some manner.” - Dori E. 10/7/2018

“Linda is a compassionate and dedicated healer. She understands the process of healing (as few do) and making sure healing is deep and restructured in the body and brain. She has the great gift of being vulnerable and making it safe to learn and make mistakes. She is a gift.” - Lynne N. 10/7/18