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Workshop: Mindful Compassion for Holders

With Tanya Cotler, PhD: Discover the significance of mindfulness for therapists who support mothers.

  • Starts Jan 26, 2024
  • 50 US dollars
  • Virtual - Zoom

Available spots

Therapists' current life experiences, as well as past narratives can intersect with patient circumstance, symptoms, personality as well as implicit biases to create instances that are difficult for therapists to navigate and hold. For this reason, we are seeing staggering rates of therapist burnout, as therapists continue to focus outwardly on patient care rather than inwardly on themselves. This is uniquely true in the treatment of perinatal populations. In this workshop, we will cover the following together: 1. Understanding Holding Theory and its contribution to therapy with perinatal populations 2. Discussion on the Holding Theory approach, therapist vulnerability and the “hard to hold” 3. An introduction to Dr. Cotler’s approach to therapist mindful self compassion: Integrating psychoanalytic perspectives
with polyvagal theory and mindfulness 4. Open forum on Mindfulness - What is going on “in” me while being aware of what is going on in my patient - and Compassion - What do I need: Understanding of transference-countertransference dynamics and somatic (body) and mind needs 5. Be invited to to discuss relevant cases and receive consultation on both in session self regulation strategies as well as out of session reflection prompts that can be used to help you reflect on your own mind and body with compassion. Dr. Cotler's unique training and approach have seen significant impact and her message of hope and resilience teaches that we all have the capacity to move through when we don’t feel alone and are provided with the guidance and holding of a skilled professional. Read more about Dr. Cotler and her work at The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7461. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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