This workshop offers new and unique powerful content to assist professionals in exploring the mental and emotional impact of dealing with a pandemic experience and COVID- 19. The exploration will examine the impact the pandemic is having on a conscious, subconscious, and unconscious level, while introducing various mindfulness approaches to help in addressing some of the pandemic issues.
Because this virus can be present almost anywhere, the individual (be it client, patient, or practitioner), is subject to the threat of the virus at almost any time, any place, anywhere. Subsequently, there is a plethora of challenges that impact most any individual on a mental and emotional level, many of whom may or may not be conscious of at any given moment.
Some of the topics of include: quarantine, leaving one’s house, a friend or family member contracting the virus, the local-state-national governmental response to the pandemic.
Due to the general overwhelming and all-encompassing nature of a pandemic has on a conscious level, there is also a need for a deeper examination of this impact. This examination will look more closely at the subconscious and unconscious issues underlying the pandemic, especially as to how they relate to a variety of childhood issues and trauma.
While the “stress” of a pandemic is very real, they are the symptoms of dealing with pandemic stress, but not the source of the stress. Subsequently, we will look into the various issues underlying pandemic fatigue and identify “the issue” underlying the fatigue and the stress itself.
Therapeutically speaking, this workshop will assist the practitioner with uncovering and identifying some of the deeper issues when working with a client.
There will be a detailed look at the use of Defense Mechanisms (perspectives not previously considered by clinicians) that are being used to an individual’s detriment.
While these same defense mechanisms have a definite short term benefit, they also contribute to having long term adverse effects.
Laced throughout the presentation will be an in-depth examination of how the individual is being “triggered” mentally and emotionally by the presence of a virus or by the pandemic experience itself, as well as how these triggers correlate to childhood pain and/or trauma.
Note: Laced throughout the content, are the basic to mindfulness, as well as various techniques that can be used to address some of these uncomfortable issues related experiencing a pandemic.
Full disclosure: The examination of this content will involve looking more deeply into the deeper issues of a pandemic on a mental and emotional level, as well the its’ aftereffects. Therefore, the content being presented has the potential to trigger an individual’s history of trauma. The participant should consider the potential challenges or risks involved in this type of content BEFORE registering for this workshop.
If you have questions regarding the content, please contact David directly at 440-708-8028.
PART TWO - Mindfulness and the Art of Letting Go