The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation presents
This afternoon Master Class will review how the major mechanisms of Energy Psychology help to rebalance the nervous system, activate the parasympathetic restoration cycle, and provide symptom relief. Methods will center on the use and practice of various Energy Psychology approaches for specific clinical purposes of enhancing symptom management, providing a structure for self-care, and facilitating wholeness and integration. Methods demonstrated and practiced will include: the midline technique, the TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), the Ask and Receive approach to healing, the Ego-State Therapy/EP protocol for healing fragmentation, and ways of strengthening and rebalancing the chakras to address basic safety and empowerment issues. As time permits, Energy Medicine methods such as Qi Gong will also be presented and practiced. Opportunity for clinical case discussion and consultation will also be provided.
Master Class Objectives:
1) Practice 2 Energy Psychology techniques to expand resiliency and empowerment and promote integration.
2) Describe how a synthesis of Energy Psychology and Ego-State Therapy can enhance the treatment of trauma
3) Practice and learn 3 Energy Psychology protocols to treat emotional and physical pain and other symptoms related to past trauma and current stress.About Dr. Phillips:
Maggie Phillips, Ph.D., lives and works as a clinical psychologist in Oakland Hills above the San Francisco Bay. She has taught at major conferences on trauma, hypnosis, Ego-State Therapy, EMDR, behavioral medicine, Somatic Experiencing , and Energy Psychology in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and Japan. As the author of numerous papers and articles on trauma, dissociation, ego-state therapy, hypnosis, and mind-body healing, she specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress and pain disorders. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Phillips is co-recipient of the Cornelia Wilbur award from International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and of the Crasilneck award for the best writing in the field of hypnosis.
Dr. Phillips is author of three books. Her latest book, Reversing Chronic Pain, was released in October, 2007. Her other books are Finding the Energy to Heal (W.W. Norton, 2000) and Healing the Divided Self (W.W. Norton, 1995). She has also recorded two CD programs on pain: Hypnosis: The Pain Solution and Hypnosis: The Headache Solution, and is the creator of an online self-treatment program at www.reversingchronicpain.com as well as a CD self-coaching program for success with chronic pain. As an innovator in mind/body healing and in the treatment of persistent pain, Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in the interface of trauma, dissociation, and emotional and physical pain conditions.