Lori Cao, MA, LMFT, CSAT has a Minnesota based private practice specializing in chemical and sexual/porn addictions, compulsive sexual behaviors, complex and developmental traumas, and grief/loss. Utilizing EMDR Therapy, she works with individuals and couples towards recovery. She has years of experience in the MICD treatment field as a clinician and educator, she continues to lecture on topics of EMDR Therapy, Addiction and Family Roles, Trauma, and Grief. She is an EMDRIA approved facilitator and HAP/Trauma Recovery senior facilitator for EMDR Basic Trainings across the United States and runs consultation groups nationwide; as well as, contracted by agencies to consult. She was awarded 2019 HAP Facilitator of the Year and is an EMDRIA approved basic training trainer. Having witnessed countless transformational experiences in clients’ lives, Lori is dedicated to sharing this powerful therapy for exponential healing. While excitement drives her mission, she receives consistent feedback from participants that she’s incredibly knowledgeable, down to earth, witty, and supports each person to feel successful all along the process.
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Harnessing the Power Within: Attachment-Centered Resources through Visualization in EMDR Therapy
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Harnessing the Power Within: Attachment-Centered Resources through Visualization in EMDR Therapy is an advanced course exploring the integration of Attachment-Centered Resources, focusing on Resource Development and Installation (RDI) within the context of the AIP model. Participants learn visualization, cultivating internal resources aligned with the client's values and belief systems. Practical techniques for setting up visualizations, particularly those involving life after death, are explored, along with strategies for effective debriefing to assess shifts toward adaptive thinking.
This advanced course for EMDR therapy clinicians delves into the transformative realm of Attachment-Centered Resources in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, specifically focusing on Resource Development and Installation (RDI). Grounded in Francine Shapiro's AIP model and the Standard Eight Phase protocol, the course explores the synergy between transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, and secure attachment. Visualization emerges as a powerful tool, aligning with clients' values and belief systems to foster internal resource development.
The course navigates the neurological intricacies of deep meditation and its role in intensifying visualizations. Participants will gain insights into connecting neuroscience with secure attachment, emphasizing the impact of attunement with a secure attachment figure. Practical guidance is provided on setting up visualizations, particularly those addressing life after death, while respecting clients' beliefs. The course culminates in strategies for effective debriefing, enabling therapists to assess the effectiveness of visualizations in facilitating adaptive shifts in clients' thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Mental health professionals seeking to elevate their EMDR therapy practice will find this presentation a valuable exploration of the intersection between attachment theory, visualization, and neuroscience.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the role of Attachment-Centered Resources, including Resource Development and Installation (RDI) within the framework of the AIP model.
2. Describe the rationale behind EMDR therapy as a form of transpersonal psychology and its impact on guided imagery and visualizations.
3. Explain the connection between neuroscience, secure attachment, and the impact of visualization on the brain.
4. Recall how a deep meditative state intensifies visualization and note the neurological changes that occur during this state.
5. Demonstrate how to set up visualizations that respect and incorporate clients' beliefs and values about life after death.
6. Demonstrate at least one technique in assessing the effectiveness of visualizations to create shifts towards adaptive thinking, feeling, and behaving and conduct appropriate debriefing.
|8:30 – 9:00 am
Attendance - Check in (30 minutes)
|9:00 - 10:30am
Welcome and Introduction to Attachment-Centered Resources
Overview of Resource Development and Installation (RDI) in alignment with Francine Shapiro's AIP model and Standard Eight Phase protocol
Emphasis on utilizing visualization as a powerful tool for harnessing inner resources
Attachment Theory and Secure Attachment:
Brief overview of attachment theory and its relevance in EMDR therapy
Importance of secure attachment in fostering adaptive ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving
Benefits of reconnecting with a secure attachment figure
|10:30 - 10:45am
|10:45am - 12:15pm
EMDR Therapy as Transpersonal Psychology:
Rationale behind EMDR therapy as a transpersonal psychology
Connection between transpersonal psychology and neuroscience
Exploring how EMDR enhances and deepens guided imagery and visualizations.
Neuroscience and Secure Attachment:
Linking neuroscience to the concept of "attunement" with a secure attachment figure
Ways in which the attachment figure influences the client through a safe relationship.
The role of neuroscience in understanding and establishing secure attachments
|12:15 - 1:15pm
Lunch Break on your own (60 minutes)
|1:15 - 2:45pm
Deepening Visualization through Meditation:
How a deep meditative state intensifies visualization.
The brain's perception becoming reality during visualization.
Neurological changes in the brain during a deep meditative state
Setting Up Visualization for Life After Death:
Understanding and respecting the client's beliefs and values about life after death
Addressing issues related to the deceased loved one and topics to be discussed
Establishing a meeting place and extending an invitation to the deceased loved one
|2:45 - 3:00pm
|3:00 - 4:00pm
Facilitating the Visualization:
Techniques for reconnection with the deceased loved one
Facilitating a conversation without being privy to the details
Addressing unresolved grief related to the deceased loved one and the issues at hand
Closing the Visualization:
Reinforcing the ongoing nature of the connection
Expressing gratitude and saying goodbyes within the visualization
Preparing the client for a smooth transition back to the present moment
Debriefing and Assessment:
Importance of debriefing after the visualization
Assessing the effectiveness of creating shifts towards adaptive thinking, feeling, and behaving
Strategies for further exploration and processing in subsequent sessions
|4:30 – 5:00pm
Review, Q and A, and wrap up