6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours
Cost of Workshop: $115.00
Of all human fears abandonment is the most primal,” says Susan Anderson, a psychotherapist who has worked with the victims of abandonment trauma and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns for more than 30 years. “Left unresolved, this deep personal wound can linger beneath the surface where it undermines self-esteem and interferes in our relationships from within.
This experiential training seminar explores the impact of abandonment trauma on children and adults. We examine how the abandonment grief process differs from other forms of bereavement and loss, and how unresolved abandonment trauma can interfere in adult functioning, most notably, in the ability to form primary relationships. We explore key features of post traumatic stress disorder of abandonment and how they differ from those of borderline personality disorder. We practice using Akeru, a program of recovery techniques for ameliorating core emotions stemming from abandonment wounds past and present which tend to accumulate as life progresses through its stages, and for overcoming abandonment’s post traumatic patterns of self sabotage. We use the methods of didactic presentation, experiential training, and intensive group sharing process.
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About the Workshop Leader
Susan Anderson has specialized in overcoming abandonment trauma and it’s aftermath of self-sabotaging patterns for more than thirty years of clinical experience. Founder of the abandonment recovery movement, she is author of The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, The Abandonment Recovery Workbook, Taming your Outer Child, and Black Swan: 12 Lessons of Abandonment Recovery. For more info on her work, visit www.abandonment.net and www.outerchild.net.
Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
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