Lana Epstein — Putting it All Together: Changing the Valence of Emotional Memory
Putting It All Together: Changing the Valence of Emotional Memory with Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapies, a 2019 Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Lana Epstein, August 12-16, 2019
Putting It All Together: Changing the Valence of Emotional Memory with Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapies
August 12-16, 2019
Recent research on Memory Reconsolidation, the reorganization of an existing memory, illustrates that memory is not as stable as a mountain, as once believed. It proposes that the valence of a given emotionally laden incident can be reworked (or reconsolidated). Since these emotionally informed learnings circumscribe procedural behavior--especially in the areas of sense of self and attachment--we and our clients can benefit from understanding the underlying principles of memory reconsolidation and the therapies best suited for that process.
Highlighting body-based interventions and the commonalities of seemingly disparate theoretical concepts and therapeutic modalities, this workshop will demonstrate the ways in which a number of mindfulness-based, experiential therapies can work together to shift the valence of emotional memory—whether those memories be trauma- or attachment-based. The workshop will highlight interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. It will also include interventions from ego state work including IFS and Hypnotherapy. The workshop will differentiate between trauma and attachment work, and will give special consideration to working with shame experiences. The week will include video analysis, didactic presentation, and experientials. This course is well suited for clinicians of all levels interested in learning more about integrating somatic interventions into their current practice.
Trauma and the Brain
Bringing the Body into Trauma Treatment
Memory Reconsolidation Continued
Helping the Body Complete Truncated Actions
Differentiating Trauma and Attachment Work
Attachment and the Brain
Attachment and the Body
From Symptom to Target: Getting the Nodal Memory
Working with Child Parts to Reconsolidate Memory
Shame and the Therapist
Shame and the Brain
Shame in the Therapy Hour
What our alumni are saying:
"Lana Epstein is an excellent teacher and a grounded and warm individual."
"Lana is an amazing presenter and I feel blessed to have had her knowledgeable instruction."
Lana was fabulous. She is such a master therapist and skilled teacher. Loved her humor, kindness, and ability to keep things in focus and moving forward."